Easy Gyros with Tzatzki Sauce

Oh. My. Goodness.

This recipe came out SO well, I complimented myself and then called my mom to brag. My hubby loved it, even my son liked it, and he’s four and not a super willing adventurous eater.

I’ve had a chicken souvlaki gyro-style before and really liked it, but I’m not Greek and not exposed to much Greek food…so it is easily forgotten when it comes time to cook. So when I was looking for food inspiration the other day and this came up, I was excited to try my hand at my own version.

The tzatzki sauce is tart and creamy, with a freshness from the lemon, dill and mint. It pairs wonderfully with the tender chicken, tomatoes and red onion. It is legitimately a mouth full of awesome. I ate way too much because it was so good!

One thing I noticed was that most people cooked their own chicken. Well, I found it was much faster, and cheaper by about $4-5 to buy a rotisserie chicken at my grocery store. Time saver!

It was pretty well priced as well. I spent in the ball park of $21 (rounding up) and it easily made four whole pita sandwiches. So at about $5 per serving, it was pretty cheap as well. I served it with a side of organic roasted curried veggies and it was a GREAT dinner.

The picture doesn’t do it justice!

1 cooked rotisserie chicken
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin

tzatziki sauce-
1- 7oz plain Greek yogurt cup
2 tbsp sour cream (optional)
1/3 c finely diced cucumber, drained of its liquid
2 tbsp finely minced garlic
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp dried dill weed
2 tbsp fresh mint
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

sliced tomato
diced red onion
feta cheese

Remove the breast meat from the chicken and shred in a bowl. You can also use the dark wing/thigh/drumstick meat as well. Add 1/2 tsp each coriander and cumin to the meat and mix. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine the yogurt, sour cream, finely diced and dried cucumber, garlic, lemon zest and juice, dill, mint, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir well and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes for flavors to meld.
Serve the chicken in a pita pocket with the tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, diced red onion and sliced tomato.

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