Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Open Faced Chicken Feta Gyros

I have to admit, I am addicted to pretty much all the Bravo Channel shows right now. Aside from a few duds, like Shahs of Sunset and Eligible Dallas (which I watched anyway), there aren't many shows on that channel that I don't like. I particularly like Andy Cohen and his Watch What Happens Live after the shows. Every night, he has a 'drinking game' where you take a sip of your cocktail every time he says the secret word of the night. This got me thinking, reading blogs could easily turn into a drinking game. The game would be, take a sip of your drink every time you read the word "yum".

Lately I've been browsing Foodgawker and just hitting the "Randomize" button to load a mix of recipes. I came across a delicious looking photo for a Chicken Gyro and knew I wanted to make this! I love tzatziki sauce and really liked this combination of the Greek seasoned chicken, tzatziki, red onions and tomato. I added the feta cheese to give it a little more depth. Since I'm trying to watch my calorie intake right now, I served this open faced and only used 1/2 of a whole wheat pita. It may not sound like a lot but this dish is really filling and I was full from this portion! I definitely recommend this. Oh, and it you're playing the drinking game....yum yum yum!


Ingredients
Tzatziki sauce -1 cup plain Greek yogurt
-1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-Salt and pepper
-Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
-EVOO

Chicken-2 teaspoons minced garlic
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
-2 teaspoons dried oregano
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Whole wheat pita bread
-Fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
-Red onion, sliced thin
-1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Shred the cucumber or chop in food processor. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

2. Butterfly the chicken breasts and cook in a fry pan over medium heat for 5-6 minutes per side. Season each side with the oregano, lemon juice, and Greek seasoning. When done, cut into strips.

3. To assemble,  place 1/2 of the whole wheat pita bread on the plate. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, diced tomatoes and sliced onions.



Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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