Friday, May 18, 2012

Chicken Gyro's and Caprese Salad!

Jayden and I have been trying to find healthier recipes lately, and I found a recipe for Greek Chicken with Feta Tzatziki via . They are basically Chicken Gyros and are really healthy. I haven't made much Greek food, but wanted to try something different. They were delicious and tasted light and healthy. They are really easy and not very expensive to make. We will be definitely making them again soon. We also made Caprese salad to go on the side. 

  • 4 pieces chicken breast
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 lemons, 1 sliced, 2 halved for juicing
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, 2 chopped, 1 clove pasted or grated
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped
  • 1/3 cup EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and grated or shredded
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Greek feta crumbles
  • A small handful of dill
  • A small handful of parsley

  • Greek vegetable salad: (use a combo of all or some!) diced seeded tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, bell peppers, light green small Greek pickled hot peppers, parsley tops

  • Flat bread, pita or Naan bread 


Season chicken with dried poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add to a bag with sliced lemon, chopped garlic, chili pepper, oregano and rosemary. Marinate several hours or overnight. Bring to room temp then cook on a hot grill or grill pan over medium-high heat 12-15 minutes. Let rest then slice on angle, douse with juice of 1 lemon.

For sauce, salt shredded cucumber and drain in strainer for 20-30 minutes. Press out all the liquid you can and transfer to food processor with yogurt, feta, dill, parsley, salt, pepper, juice of remaining halved lemon and grated or pasted garlic, and process until smooth.
Grill bread.
Slather grilled bread with sauce, top with sliced chicken and some diced vegetable salad.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! It look amazing! We will definitely have to try it!


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