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Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick Oregano Leaves, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Mint, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick Thyme Leaves, divided
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 6 pocket-less pita breads, warmed

Directions

Mix 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, oil, 1 teaspoon of the oregano, 1/2 teaspoon each of the mint and thyme, and salt in small bowl until well blended. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt, cucumber, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon each mint and thyme in medium bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Cut chicken into thin strips and serve in warmed pitas with the cucumber yogurt sauce and desired toppings.

Nutritional Facts

Servings6

Calories Per Serving281

Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.


Grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki

I know I've mentioned before, but one of the best parts of traveling to Cyprus and Greece with the kids, for me, was that food was pretty easy. There were always some pretty good options that would work for my son, like hummus and baba ghanoush with bread and mains like moussaka and youvetsi.

Tasty grilled chicken gyros were right up there as well. Marinated chicken, a simple fresh tzatziki sauce and tomato all wrapped up in a soft bread, it's something most people can easily love.

I, like many I am sure, think of Greece when I talk about chicken gyros, but there are versions enjoyed across the region. The exact ingredients in the marinade and the yogurt-based sauce will vary, but the idea is the same. You'll usually see garlic, lemon and olive oil in the marinade, but the herbs vary as do additional flavors.

Greek tzatziki usually has cucumber in with the yogurt base, while other places might make it herbs instead. Some places add just tomato, others onion as well, or you may have a chopped salad in there (like Israeli salad). Whatever variation, though, it's an easy and delicious dish.

How they're made

This is a dish you need to think about ahead of time to allow the marinade to do it's magic, but you don't actually need to do that much. You just make up a simple marinade for the chicken and leave it to take on the flavor. Then make the tzatziki by grating the cucumber and mixing it into the yogurt with the other ingredients. Grill the chicken, warm the bread then put it all together.