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Gyros with chicken grilled on the barbecue, tzatziki and cucumber salad
Gyros with chicken grilled on the barbecue, tzatziki and cucumber salad

Gyros with chicken grilled on the barbecue, tzatziki and cucumber salad

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 12 to 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

Marinade:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) olive oil
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried oregano
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) steak spices
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) crushed chile

Salad:

  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and cut into half-moons
  • Sea salt
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Greek yogurt
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) 10% cream
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh dill, chopped
  • A few drops of Tabasco sauce

Garnish:

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pita breads
  • 250 ml (1 cup) tzatziki
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Boston lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) red onion, thinly sliced
  • The flesh of 2 tomatoes, cut into 1 cm (3/8 in.) dice

Preparation

  1. In a large oven-safe dish, place the chicken breasts in one layer only.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the marinade ingredients.
  3. Top the chicken with the marinade and coat well. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate for about 24 hours.
  5. In a salad bowl, season the slices of cucumber with salt and stir.
  6. Soak for about 15 minutes, stirring twice more. 
  7. Add the rest of the salad ingredients. Stir.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.   
  9. Preheat the barbecue to 290°C (550°F) or maximum heat.
  10. Remove the breasts from the marinade and pat them dry slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Grill, covered, for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat.
  12. Set the breasts aside on a cutting board, covered with aluminum foil.
  13. Place the pita breads on the countertop. Spread with a generous amount of tzatziki.
  14. Place the Boston lettuce in the centre.
  15. Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips and place on the breads.
  16. Add the onion and the tomato.
  17. Roll into souvlakis and wrap the bottom in aluminum foil.
  18. Serve with the cucumber salad.
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