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Chicken Gyro

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I know you thought I said it wrong, but in Greek, you shouldn't pronounce the G in the Gyro. The name comes from the Greek word γύρος which is translated to 'circle' or 'turn', and it derives from the Turkish word döner, also meaning "turn". The history of grilling meat, then cut or slice as the meat keeps cooking comes from the Ottoman Empire, first presented as Döner Kebap. After World War II, the dish was introduced to Athens by immigrants from the middle east. The addition of the Tzatziki made the dish too become known as Gyros. Gyros can be done with pork, chicken, or lamb. I chose chicken here but feel free to take this recipe and change the type of meat to your preference. You know already that pita is my favorite bread, this is just another type of pita. Made with a little bit of olive oil in the dough, grilled, and not attempting to create a pocket. This pita we stuff on top like a taco. Ohhh YASSS.

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Ingredients

Gyro pita

white flour

500 gr white flour

water

285 ml water

olive oil

25 ml olive oil

sugar (or 10 g honey)

15 gr sugar (or 10 g honey)

dry yeast

10 gr dry yeast

salt

10 gr salt

Tzatziki

Greek yogurt

300 ml Greek yogurt

a of dill, chopped

½ bunch a of dill, chopped

fresh parsley

½ bunch fresh parsley

cucumber

1 cucumber

garlic

2 ½ cloves garlic

Salt

Salt

Black pepper

Black pepper

Lemon juice from a lemon

½ Lemon juice from a lemon

Chicken

chicken thighs, boneless & skinless

1 kg chicken thighs, boneless & skinless

Greek yogurt

350 ml Greek yogurt

olive oil

35 ml olive oil

white wine vinegar

20 ml white wine vinegar

of garlic, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Lemon juice from  lemon

1 Lemon juice from lemon

salt

15 gr salt

ground cumin

10 gr ground cumin

ground smoked paprika

10 gr ground smoked paprika

oregano

10 gr oregano

black pepper

10 gr black pepper

Assembly

Pita

Pita

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Heirloom tomato

Heirloom tomato

Red onion

Red onion

Chicken

Chicken

Directions

Gyro pita

Step 1

In a bowl add the water, yeast, and sugar. Mix well.

water

285 ml water

dry yeast

10 gr dry yeast

sugar (or 10 g honey)

15 gr sugar (or 10 g honey)

Step 2

Add the flour and mix until you get a homogenous dough. Then add the salt and olive oil, knead them until completely dissolved in the dough.

white flour

500 gr white flour

salt

10 gr salt

olive oil

25 ml olive oil

Step 3

Keep kneading the dough on a working surface for an additional 10 min, until you get a smooth sexy dough.

Step 4

Round the dough to a ball, place it in a bowl, covered with a towel, and let it rest until double in size.

Step 5

Then- punch the dough and divide it into 140-150 gr pieces. Round each of them into a tight ball and let them rest, covered with a towel, for about 10-15 min.

Scale

Scale

Step 6

Bake the pitas on a preheated pan until you get a nice color on one side, then flip it and do the same for the other side.

Step 7

YASSS!

Tzatziki

Step 1

Chop the parsley, dill, and garlic.

fresh parsley

½ bunch fresh parsley

a of dill, chopped

½ bunch a of dill, chopped

garlic

2 ½ cloves garlic

Step 2

Cut the cucumbers into small cubes.

cucumber

1 cucumber

Step 3

Mix all the ingredients of the Tzatziki in a bowl. Keep in the fridge until you serve the gyros.

Chicken

Step 1

simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Greek yogurt

350 ml Greek yogurt

olive oil

35 ml olive oil

white wine vinegar

20 ml white wine vinegar

of garlic, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Lemon juice from  lemon

1 Lemon juice from lemon

salt

15 gr salt

ground cumin

10 gr ground cumin

ground smoked paprika

10 gr ground smoked paprika

oregano

10 gr oregano

black pepper

10 gr black pepper

Step 2

Add the chicken thighs and massage them with the marinade.

chicken thighs, boneless & skinless

1 kg chicken thighs, boneless & skinless

Step 3

Place the marinated chicken in a ziplock bag or a box and place it in the fridge, up to overnight. The chicken will absorb all the flavors of the marinade, results in a very juicy-delicious chicken!

Ziplock

Ziplock

Step 4

Grill your marinated chicken until cooked through and enjoy on your gyro.

Grill

Grill

Assembly

Step 1

Take one pita, spread two tablespoons of Tzatziki, add sliced tomato, some thinly sliced red onion, the chicken, and close with another teaspoon of Tzatziki.

Pita

Pita

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Heirloom tomato

Heirloom tomato

Red onion

Red onion

Chicken

Chicken

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