Frankie’s Chicken Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce ~ Club Foody
Grilled chicken breasts on the BBQ are quite popular during the summer. Although it’s great to baste them with some BBQ sauce and eat them as is with veggies and a salad, there are many other ways you can serve a grilled chicken breast.
Last month I showed you a video on my Chicken Sub. I mentioned to you that when the mercury on the thermometer rises, I feel lazy, don’t really want to cook and have absolutely no problem eating a “sandwich” for dinner.
A sandwich that is so easy to make and you won’t have to go to a Greek restaurant to enjoy, is Chicken Gyros. A snap to make and totally delicious, this dish is the perfect dish to break the “chicken breast” routine. Below, is my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe, so there is nothing stopping you from making this tasty sandwich.
Also in this video, I’ll show you how to wrap it just like the professional gyro makers so you can look like a pro yourself in front of your family and friends.
- 3 large cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 tbsp. plain Greek-style yogurt
- 1 tbsp. Turkish or Greek oregano (substitute regular oregano) *SEE FOOTNOTE
- 1/2 tbsp. rosemary, chopped
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips *SEE FOOTNOTE
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Tzatziki Sauce to taste
- 4 large pita bread (substitute flat bread)
- 1/2 cup sliced red onion, for garnish
- 1/2 cup sliced red pepper, for garnish
- 1 large tomato, sliced
FOOTNOTE: Turkish or Greek oregano are stronger in flavor…a must try!
- If you intend to grill your chicken breasts, don’t slice them until cooked and rested for 5 minutes.
Frankie’s Homemade Tzatziki Sauce ~ Club Foody
I am not a fan of GMOs’, food additives or preservatives. I try my best to make most things from scratch if I can. Not only is it much healthier to make homemade but you are also in charge of what & how much you put in your recipes. Also, c’mon…it is pretty rewarding to make your own…well it is to me.
Years ago when I was first introduced to Greek cuisine, I always ordered a menu item that came with Tzatziki Sauce. I remember my girlfriends and I making jokes about “10 things to do to Stay Single” and one of them was, of course, eating tzatziki sauce.
One day at the grocery store I was going to get a store-bought tzatziki sauce and peaked at the label. My eyes probably went twice their normal size. I couldn’t believe how much salt was in it plus all the “other ingredients” – when you try to pronounce them, you sound like you’re on some sort of medication and the mouth doesn’t move the way it should. I put it back on the shelf, went to get an English cucumber, yogurt, dill, garlic and lemon…the end of store-bought tzatziki.
This sauce is not only super easy to make but also very healthy. Yes, there’s a lot of garlic in it but if you don’t mind THE breath or if you already have enough friends, you’re good to go! Delicious, unbelievably fresh flavor, this classic Greek sauce is a winner.
FOOTNOTE: When serving it, you may want to sprinkle a little fresh chopped dill on top for a nicer presentation.
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Our Canadian lady, Francine Lizotte was born and raised in Montréal in the province of Québec. Her French-Québécois culture had a profound impact on her cooking skill to this day. As a young woman, Francine’s preference was going out to restaurants over night clubs. She moved to different parts of Ontario and lived there the major part of her life. Her curiosity about different cultures and cuisines, took her on a journey of experiencing a wide variety of flavors, herbs and spices. With her traveling mixed with her culture, Francine brings tasty food from her kitchen to your table.
In 2014, Frankie was invited to become a food recipe analyst for a large U.S. web-based recipe site and is still with them today. This experience reinforced her desire to share her food passion with the world and this is what lead to the creation of Club Foody. Her kitchen is her playground and Frankie loves to create “great food to fit your mood”.