2012-10-12

The most easy and delicious Chicken Gyros




Hello there friends! It’s been a while, I know..! I'm running like crazy these days, hopefully I will settle down a little from now on.. we’ll see..
Today I have the most amazing and easy recipe for you. Did you know that you can make delicious chicken gyros at home in a snap using just a skillet? Well you can and here’s the recipe. Pleease try it!

Ingredients (4 people)

500 gr chicken thighs (if you want to keep it completely lean use chicken breasts, I prefer thighs because they do not tend to dry and they’re more flavorful)  cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon mustard powder  (can be replaced with 1 teaspoon prepared mustard, preferably Dijon)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 onion sliced
Juice of half a lemon 
pita breads for serving
Tomatoes and red onion for serving

How to make

Rinse your chicken very well and let it drain in a colander. Use a ziplog bag and add the spices, cumin, paprika, oregano, mustard, salt, peppers, onion, garlic and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Add the chicken and shake well until evenly coated. Let it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to 2 hours.  When ready to cook put a wide pan or a large skillet over medium heat and when the pan gets  warm add the chicken and onion,  stir and when the chicken changes color


 turn the heat to high and let it brown on one side. Stir for 3-4 minutes more (make sure that the chicken is cooked through)  and remove from heat. 
Using a nonstick skillet warm the pita breads (you can brush them with a little olive oil if you want) on both sides.



Stuff the pita breads with the chicken gyros, add tomatoes, onion and every condiment you like and serve!


Have a nice weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Eri, this looks and sounds absolutely "apithito"!!!
    I cannot wait to make this for my family!!! I have next weeks meals planned out and defrosting in the fridge for the meats, but I will be making this very, very soon!! Thank you my friend!!

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  2. This does look delicious and easy. To make. Great weekend lunch. Nice recipe!

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  3. This looks delicious. My husband and I love gyros!! I am pinning this so I make it soon.

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  4. very good greek food!!... πολύ ωραίο!!!

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  5. So good to have a gyro chicken recipe Eri. I have a specific need for this and the spice mixture has help to get my mind rolling with ideas. Thx!!

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  6. I do hope things are settling down for you. What a great recipe. That chicken must be so full of flavour - love that list of spices xx

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  7. Hope all is well with you. My kids got sick over the weekend and husband being away on business, I feel like my week is going to be crazy already. :( I'm going to make this this week. Love the easy recipe and all moms need this recipe!

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  8. That indeed is easy, will give this a shot specially when I am in a hurry.

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  9. I am pinning these immediately! I must try this yummy recipe...another winner! Thank you :)

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