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Easy Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Traditionally made with lamb meat, gyros are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine. These Easy Chicken Gyros offer a leaner protein option, while not skimping on the traditional Greek flavors!

  • Easy Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Ingredients
    • ½ English cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    • 4 tsp. minced garlic
    • ⅓ cup chopped dill
    • 1½ Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of ½ medium lemon)
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to ½-inch thickness
    • 1 Tbsp. Mediterranean seasoning
    • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
    • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
    • 8 pitas
    • 8 lettuce leaves
    • ½ cup feta cheese crumbles

    Directions
    1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine cucumber, yogurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve. 1. Season chicken breasts with Mediterranean seasoning. Cook in a large skillet or pan over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cut into strips. 1. Lay pita on a clean surface. Add lettuce, chicken, red pepper strips, and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta. Fold pita over like a sandwich, or roll it into a "tunnel shape" and serve.

    Variations

    Use Italian seasoning in place of Mediterranean seasoning.


    Nutrition

    Calories 310, Total Fat 5g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 480mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g, Includes 0g Added Sugars), Protein 27g, Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%, Potassium 10% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


    Serves: 8 servings

    Kid-friendly Main Dish Summer Sodium Smart 10 Dollar Meal 20 Minute Meal Spring Mediterranean