I don't know about you, but when I think of gyros I picture the Seinfeld episode where Kramer knows of a subway stop with the best ones ever and is convinced he can get on and off the train while its at a stop, and come back with one....
Just me? OK, moving on...
I came across this recipe for Ground Beef Gyros on Full Bellies, Happy Kids. The original recipe can be found here. The first time I made it, I overcooked the beef patties and then used a store bought pita that was no where near fluffy enough! But I had to try again because the tzatziki-like sauce was so easy and delicious.
So the next time I used cubed chicken instead, and decided to make my own pita bread from a recipe I saw on Pinterest and all ended up very well in our tummies!
|Here is the homemade pita on the stove. Thankful for the recipe found here at Budget Bytes|
|Chicken saute'n.....the flavor of the seasonings here is just delicious and you most likely have all the ingredients on hand|
|Something different than the same old taco.....mix it up!|
8 oz. container plain yogurt
1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumbers
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
1 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1-2 lbs cubed chicken
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3/4 teaspoon pepper
4 pita breads OR Make your own J
Options for Garnish:
In a bowl, combine first 5 ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate.
In separate bowl, combine chicken and seasonings.
Mix well and let sit in fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Saute the chicken in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until cooked.
(When the chicken is almost done, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top, maybe ½ to 1 whole lemon, depending on how lemon-y you like things)
If you have store bought pitas, just warm them up and then you are good to go!
Assemble the gyro with chicken, cucumber sauce, and garnish.