Authentic Greek Chicken Gyro

I have found the perfect way to use those cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, mint and lettuce from your garden.  Greek chicken gyros!  So delicious you will want to make them again and again. I also want to mention that I the
Tzatziki sauce is authentic.  No sour cream or dill here!  (My Greek heritage coming to the surface).  Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Authentic Greek Chicken Gyros: Serves 4

Ingredients for Marinating Chicken:
( 2) Chicken Breasts*
*(I use (2) 9 oz. packs of Perdue Fully Cooked- Original Roasted Chicken Breast to save time)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
STEP 1: Mix all the ingredients for marinating the chicken.  Put the chicken in a dish or bag then pour the marinate over the chicken.  Refrigerate the chicken and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours. 
Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce:
2 lbs. greek yogurt (FAGE brand)
1/2 lb. finely diced cucumber 
1 1/2 oz.  fresh chopped dill
2 garlic cloves peeled
4 Tbsp. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

STEP 2:  Make the Tzatsiki sauce (you can make this ahead it stores in the refrigerator for up to 3 days).  Peel the cucumber. Remove the seeds. Cut into thin pieces and chop it up fine.  Put in in a sieve or colander salt and let it drain.

STEP 3: Put garlic and olive oil in a food processor or blender to make a thick paste.  (If you have extra paste it will store in the fridge for up to 1 month). 

STEP 4:  In a medium size bowl mix the yogurt, chopped dill, cucumber and a dollop of garlic paste.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  (If you want to be authentic the Greeks then mix it with their hands). 

STEP 4:  Refrigerate the Tzatziki for at least 1 hour.  Garnish with dill and top with olive oil.

STEP 5: Cook the marinated chicken (I use a cast iron grill pan) for 4 minutes per side.  Then remove the chicken from the pan and place 1 piece of the flat bread in the grill pan.  Warm the bread about 2 minutes per side.  

Ingredients for Gyro Toppings:
Flat bread (I use Stonefire Tandoor Baked Nann)*can substitute pita bread
Shredded lettuce
Sliced red onion 
Diced tomatoes

STEP 6: Finally layer your Gyro starting with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and finish with the tzatsiki sauce.

STEP 7: Time to eat! 

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