Friday, May 6, 2011

Gyro (Yee-Roh) and Tzatziki sauce

Chicken gyro

I might have needed a dictionary to pronounce my dinner

but I didn’t need any assistance eating it!

It all started with my supervisor bringing in Tzatziki in one day

as a dip for a snack and I was hooked, line and sinker.

We ate it with pita chips and scrapped the bowl clean.

First I will give you the easiest recipe in the world for the Tzatziki sauce, second I will share with you the gyro recipe.

Tzatziki sauce

(Printable Link here)

Taziki finished

You will need:

  • 16 oz Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled pureed
  • 1 Tbs of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbs Lemon Juice


Mix together – let sit in fridge over night to rethicken

See I told you that was easy. The hardest part is peeling the cucumber!

Now for the Chicken Gyros

(Printable Link here)

You will need:

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • juice of one lemon (2-3 Tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons Yoplait® Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs Greek seasoning
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 6 pitas or flatbread of your choice


  1. Combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, Greek seasoning and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Discard marinade after use.
  3. Cook chicken in a skillet on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until done.

cooking pita chicken

4.  Once the chicken is cooked, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into small strips.

Chopped pita chicken

5.  Warm pitas in the microwave. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and onions.

Chicken gyro

Serve immediately. Have some tzatziki and pita chips on the side and enjoy!

I originally found this recipe for the gyros on

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