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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