The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chicken Gyros

These gyros are my husband's new favourite food - he could seriously eat them every day. I recommend serving them with my lemon-dill rice & greek salad. You can substitute pork loin for chicken, if desired.

Chicken Marinade:
4 cloves garlic, smashed
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping tbsp. plain yogurt
1 tbsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into large bite-sized piece

Extras: Greek pitas, red onion, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes, wooden skewers

Directions: Soak wooden skewers in water. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken and let marinate for at least one hour, preferably 2-3. Remove chicken and thread onto wooden skewers. Broil in oven or bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink.

Source: Adapted from - thank you to the ladies at the Nest for sharing!!


  1. Hey Kelly
    I have a great home made recipe for tzatziki. I don't have exact measurements... its kind of "to-taste" recipe ;)

    -Plain Yogurt, the single cups are a great portion. I find it's usually more then enough!
    -Cucumber, you can use a cheese grader, or you can use a knife.
    -Clove of garlic, I use a press but chopped small will work too.
    -Chopped fresh dill.

    It's best to use less ingredients in to the mix and taste it as you go. some people like it really garlicky, some people don't.

    - Sheena xox

  2. Mmm, i'm going to try the homemade tzatziki tonight when i make this again!! thanks for sharing!!