I was meant to be Greek. When I watched the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I couldn’t help but feel like I was watching my own family. Just like the Greek culture, I grew up in a big family with strong religious convictions, who love to eat.
My family is BIG. I am the youngest of ten kids and I have eighty-five first cousins on my dad’s side alone. Oh, and the food! Sometimes when I go back to Arizona to visit, I take over the cooking duties to give my mom a break. Last time we were there, my husband and I took on breakfast one morning. After six dozen eggs we still had only fed half the crowd. As soon as we set a plate of food down it was gone in a heartbeat.
These Chicken Gyros start with warm pitas stuffed with Greek marinated chicken and are topped with cool and creamy tzatziki sauce (try saying that 3 times fast). Now if you really want to get your Greek on, you have to be able to say Gyro correctly. Gyro is pronounced “Yee-Roh” not “Jy-Roh”.
Start with marinating the chicken in a tangy Greek inspired sauce.
Next, cook the chicken in a skillet for a couple of minutes on each side.
Slice up the chicken and place it on a warm pita. Generously top it with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and onions. Roll it up and enjoy. Opa!
Tip: This is a great meal to prepare the night before. The longer the chicken marinates and the tzatziki sauce sits, the more the flavors are infused.
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