Chicken gyros

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chicken gyros

Serves 4

 

For the chicken:

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

4 tbsp lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp Greek yoghurt

1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and black pepper
800g chicken thighs, bones and skins removed

1 tbsp olive oil, for cooking

 

For the tzatziki:

1 large cucumber, peeled and halved lengthways
200g Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp lemon juice

Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

 

To serve:

Tomatoes, chopped
Red onion, chopped
Cos lettuce, chopped Fresh parsley, chopped
4 flatbreads or large pittas

 

  1. For the chicken, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, yoghurt, oregano, cumin and some salt and black pepper in a sealable bag. Add the chicken, close the bag, pushing all the air out. Massage with your hands to coat the chicken evenly. Place in the fridge for at least four hours or up to 12, removing from the fridge 30 minutes before you start cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, make the tzatziki. Use a teaspoon to scrape the seeds out of the cucumber and discard. Finely chop the cucumber and place in a bowl. Add the remaining tzatziki ingredients and stir to combine. Season generously with salt and black pepper, then set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavours to combine.
  3. When ready to cook, heat one tablespoon of oil in a large pan over a medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bag, discarding the marinade.
  5. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and completely cooked throughout.
  6. Transfer to a plate, tent loosely with foil and allow to rest for five minutes.
  7. Serve the chicken in warmed flatbreads or pittas with the taztziki and some chopped tomatoes, red onion, lettuce and parsley.

 

Per Serving: 660kcals, 26.5g fat (7.8g saturated), 36.6g carbs (7.9g sugars), 66.6g protein, 5.8g fibre, 0.258g sodium

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