Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chicken Kebab Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce (Throwback Thursdays)

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Picture from 2011
On 4-30-11 I wrote: If we ever order Mediterranean take-out, I always get the gyros.  I love the rich flavorful meat and the tzatziki sauce.  I decided to try my hand at making these on my own when I bought some pocket-less pita.   My husband and son really loved these Chicken Gyros and the entire family ate for what I pay for one gyro order.   The kebabs were spicy and flavorful while the tzatziki sauce was cool and refreshing.  Both recipes were easy to make and fun to eat.

Note:  Throwback Thursday is a new series where I take some of my original posts here on  Curry and Comfort and redo them so I can take better photos.



To Make the Kebab:
Ingredients:

2lbs of ground chicken:
1 large handful of fresh parsley finely chopped
1 large handful of fresh mint finely chopped
1/2 medium onion grated
1 serrano chili seeded and minced
1 Tbs of grated ginger
1 Tbs of grated garlic
1 Tbs of garam masala
1 Tbs of paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:


Form large size (oblong) kebabs on skewers or into patties (like hamburgers).  If you are planning to eat them in a pita make it more oval shaped.  I did stick two skewers into each kebab because they were big and it made it easier to flip them. 


Fry both sides on a oiled griddle until fully cooked. Remove skewers and serve inside a grilled pita as a Gyro Sandwich with Tzatziki sauce and other gyro condiments.   Enjoy. 



Tzatziki Sauce Recipe:
 You will need:
  • 8oz of Greek style plain yogurt or regular plain yogurt that you have strained with a paper towel in a colander to allow all the liquid to drip out.  
  • 1/2 a English Cucumber diced finely
  • 1 Tbs of olive oil
  • 1 Tbs of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of fresh dill minced
  • 1 tsp of fresh mint mince
  • 1-2 garlic cloves grated
  • salt to taste.
Mix well and allow to chill in fridge for 1-2 hours before serving.   Enjoy.

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20 comments:

  1. I don't usually cook with ground chicken and this looks like an awesome way to do it.I will try this soon!!
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  2. This looks fantastic! How would this be with ground turkey? Any difference in prep?

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  3. Gemway- I think it would be about the same for turkey. : )

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  4. Oh me, oh my...wiping that drool.

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  5. Wow! This looks awesome. We love gyros around here- I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the awesome ideas. :)

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  6. You used two of my favorite words in this dish: gyro and tzatziki. I was hooked the moment I read the title and after looking at the recipe, I can't wait to make it. Many thanks for sharing.

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  7. Looks great. I have to try seasoning my ground meat like that. I always wondered what is in those awesome ground meat kebabs!

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  8. I am definately having this later this week without doubt,nice one it looks awesome.

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  9. Thanks everyone for the great comments and feedback. This Kebab recipe is something I make for my family a lot because they love it. Although I titled it gyro, they are technically not "Greek style Gyros", but it all works well with the Tzatzki sauce. I hope you guys enjoy the dish. Thanks for dropping by Curry and Comfort. : )

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  10. Oh my! Looks absolutely amazing!!!

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  11. I have never tried making a chicken kabab with ground chicken, but I love your recipe! And I am a sucker for tzatziki sauce on anything!

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  12. hello, i'm from greece and i've never tasted chicken kabab but i will surely give it a try!! very nice job!!!

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  13. Love gyros, love tzatziki, and I love these kebabs!

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  15. I could eat this every day for a week I think. :)

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  16. I love your throwback thursdays so much I may have to copy you. It is funny because this is another one of yours I have made. So yummy!

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  17. I LOVE gyros. I remember getting them the first time I visited NYC with my fam and I get them every time I go back! Might be a little dangerous to be able to make them at home ;)

    ~Jess

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  18. Yum - this looks seriously good!

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  19. the Tzatziki Sauce is literary my next project,
    thx for such inspiring my friend....

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