Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chicken Kebab Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce (Throwback Thursdays)

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:

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


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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  1. I don't usually cook with ground chicken and this looks like an awesome way to do it.I will try this soon!!

  2. This looks fantastic! How would this be with ground turkey? Any difference in prep?

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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. : )

  10. Oh my! Looks absolutely amazing!!!

  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!

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

  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. :)

  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!

  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 ;)


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