So it is the middle of the summer and there is nothing better than spending most of your day at the beach, but when you are stuck in the office how do you deal with the pain…you eat junk food. Now here at delicious we like to revolutionize junk.
The expression that everything that you want is either fattening, expensive and doesn’t call back is not entirely true. These chicken gyros are a healthier experience and truthfully not that expensive.
10 minutes of prep + 15 minutes of cooking = 25 minutes of easy and healthy fast food.
You will need: Chicken breasts, 1 cucumber, 5-6 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 tomato, pitas (Greek flatbread and its available in every supper market – usually near the frozen pizzas)
Doing the Tzaziki is easy – usually you can use yoghurt or yoghurt cream, add half of the cucumber, diced, the garlic, diced, salt, pepper – I like a little chopped basil and mint on mine – some extra virgin olive oil and let it sit in the fridge while you cook the chicken
Cut the chicken breast into 3 big pieces – usually it takes about one piece and a half per gyro so do as many as you want. I like to marinate chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, red pepper and garlic. In a pan, add vegetable oil so the area is neatly covered. Wait for the oil to get hot and put the chicken breast. Let them fry for 7 minutes, and then turn. Because they are not as thick, they will cook really fast.
When done, take them out of the oil and let them sit on paper towels. Let them sit, and then slice them into long pieces
Get rid of the excess oil from the pan, dry the extra with paper towels, and put one of the pitas. Be careful not to burn them. Once they get a little crispy, take them out of the pan, spread the tzaziki, add the chicken, tomato slices, cucumber slices, pepper slices, onion slices, salt and add an extra layer of tzaziki. Roll them and serve them immediately.
Notes: You can add French fries, feta cheese, ketchup and/or bbq sauce if healthy isn’t your forte.