Chicken is a pretty regular item in my shopping cart, but lately I have been getting bored with its preparation. Then I found this recipe. It’s simple, quick and delicious.
It calls for Greek yogurt and dill for an easy, two-ingredient Tzatziki sauce, which I left in the recipe, but I am not a fan of the dryness of Greek yogurt, so I prefer to substitute this ingredient with hummus. (For a homemade curry hummus recipe, click here.)
Either way, this sandwich-like meal does not require a lot of prep time and definitely has flavor. I intend to use the mix of spices and lemon juice for several marinades, until of course, I get bored with it and find a new one.
Lemon Chicken Gyros
What you need:
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoons minced fresh dill
2 flatbreads or pitas
1/2 tomato, diced
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
What to do:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oregano, thyme, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil. Add the chicken, toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Remove the chicken from the bowl and saute in a large frying pan for about 5 minutes per side, until the pieces are no longer pink in the center.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt and dill.
Spread a thick smear of this homemade Tzatziki sauce, or hummus, onto a warmed flatbread, or pita, followed by crispy shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and feta cheese.
Wrap and enjoy.