Saturday, July 23, 2011

Grilled Chicken Gyros

A few months ago I found a recipe for Cheeseburger Melts on Kevin and Amanda. She made flatbread out of refrigerated pizza crust and it was excellent! The whole time I was eating it all I could think of is that a chicken gyro would be great on that bread! Becasuse it's been so incredibly hot I decided to grill the chicken. I was tempted to grill the bread also, but figured I'd try that next time! I combined several recipes to come up with this and the results were fantastic!

Grilled Chicken Gyros

For the tzatziki sauce:
1 1/2 English or hothouse cucumbers, shredded
1 16oz. container Greek yogurt, fat free
1/4 C sour cream,  fat free
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp coarse Kosher salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp dill

For the chicken:
4 cloves garlic, minced
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

For the flatbread:
11 oz.thin crust pizza dough
2 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable oil

For assembly:

1. Shred cucumbers with a box grader over a colander and allow for the liquid to drain out. Keep in the colander in the sink. In a medium bowl mix the yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt/pepper and dill.Squeeze the as much excess liquid from the cucumbers as you can. Stir the cucumber into the dip. Cover and refrigerate for atleast 1 hour prior to serving.

2. For  the chicken marinade, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Whisk together until mixed well.  Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

3. Cook chicken breasts as desired. I grilled and then sliced into strips. You could also cook in a skillet or under the broiler.

4 .Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat in a large, heavy bottomed skillet. Divide the pizza dough into six equal portions and roll into a round, tortilla-like shape. Fry the dough for one minute on each side or until golden brown and bubbly.

5. To assemble place chicken on flatbread, add tzatziki sauce then add lettuce, tomato and onion.

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