Chicken Gyros with French Fries, Tsatziki Sauce & Feta Cheese

Chicken Gyros with French Fries, Tsatziki Sauce & Feta Cheese

Although Cava’s gryos are made with lamb, I recreated them at home with some marinated thin sliced chicken breasts, fresh tsatziki, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and homemade shoe string french fries.

I could have dipped the french fries in tsatziki for days because the cool creaminess complimented the crisp fries in the best way. Not only is tsatziki tasty, but it is a great healthy substitute for those of you who like to dip your fries into aioli.

This spread would also be a great dinner party idea, sort of like taco night but with Greek prepared items and accoutrements!

 

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INGREDIENTS:


Chicken:

8 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp smoked paprika
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Tsatziki:

3.5 oz Greek yogurt
3 tbs minced cucumer
½ tsp lemon juice
Dash of salt
Dash of hot sauce

French Fries:

1 russet potato, sliced thin into shoestring fries
2 tbs evoo
½ tsp salt
4 pieces whole wheat pita bread

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:


  • Step 1

In a small bowl, combine all of the spices from the salt to the smoked paprika. Place chicken in a large ziploc bag, pour evoo and minced garlic over it.

  • Step 2

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken and massage it into the meat through the ziploc bag. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours to marinate.

  • Step 3

For tsatziki, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly, set aside.

  • Step 4

Preheat oven to 450. Slice potato long ways and make thin shoe string pieces out of it.

  • Step 5

On sheet pan, spread 2 tbs of evoo then place potatoes on it in one layer. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until desired crunch level. Finish with a sprinkling of salt and set aside.

  • Step 6

On a cast iron grill pan, heat on medium and brush with evoo. Scrape off pieces of garlic so that they don’t burn, and place chicken breasts on it and cook for 3 minutes per side.

  • Step 7

To assemble gyro, spread pita bread with tsatziki sauce, layer with sliced chicken breasts, add french fries, olives and garnish with feta cheese.

 

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