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Chicken Gyros with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
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Posted to Thread #17907 at 10:16 pm on Mar 11, 2010
CHICKEN GYROS WITH YOGURT-DILL SAUCE
The chicken is cooked with onions, lemon and dill, then spooned onto warm pita bread rounds and topped with a yogurt sauce. Then the sides of the bread are folded up and the sandwich is eaten like a taco.
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 pita bread rounds, heated
Stir yogurt, 2 tablespoons dill, garlic and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken in medium bowl. Sprinkle with oregano, 1 teaspoon dill and salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate. (I covered it with foil to keep warm).
Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add onions; sauté until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. (I cooked the onions longer, until caramelized). Return chicken and any juices to skillet. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. (*I suggest quickly mixing in the chicken, for several seconds only; then remove from the heat, so that the chicken doesn't start to cook again and dry out).
Arrange pita rounds on plates. Top pita rounds with chicken mixture. Spoon some yogurt sauce over chicken. Serve, passing extra sauce separately.
A balanced diet is equal parts of milk and dark chocolate.
Other messages in this thread:
- 17907. I hate dieting...OH well.....so next week-end we have 16 over. Am thinking Mid-Eastern..ideas please - joanietoo - 9:11pm on 03/11/10 (37)
- Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries (also posted in T&T: [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:13pm on 03/11/10
- Two T&T chicken recipes - again, not sure if they're authentic Middle Eastern, but they're good: [NT] - Meryl - 10:14pm on 03/11/10
- Chicken Souvlaki Salad [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:15pm on 03/11/10
- Chicken Gyros with Yogurt-Dill Sauce [LINK] - Meryl - 10:16pm on 03/11/10
- This is so good, my favorite at the local Wegmans salad bar (couscous with dried cranberries) - DawnNYS - 10:52pm on 03/11/10
- Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Brioche Rounds w/ Lemon Yogurt Sauce: - I haven't tried this, but [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:34pm on 03/11/10
- Another one to check out: Moroccan Chicken With Apricot Couscous and Green Olive Sauce In Flat Bread [LINK] - Meryl - 10:42pm on 03/11/10
- For an Appetizer: Moroccan Phyllo Rolls from Joanne Weir (haven't tried this) - Meryl - 10:46pm on 03/11/10
- (Maybe I shouldn't have included Moroccan dishes, since it's not the Middle East, but the foods are - Meryl - 10:50pm on 03/11/10
- Actually, it is considered a Middle Eastern country culturally, it's just not geographically in the - Meryl - 10:54pm on 03/11/10
- Another idea: Fattoush/Lebanese Bread Salad: [LINK] - Meryl - 11:07pm on 03/11/10
- Another fattoush salad to check out with a better photo: [NT] [LINK] - Meryl - 4:58am on 03/12/10
- This sounds very good: Pomegranate glazed chicken [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 11:25pm on 03/11/10
- These are all wonderful, thanx Meryl and Dawn. I am sooo Looking forward to this meal. :) [NT] - joanietoo - 12:36pm on 03/12/10
- You're welcom - enjoy! I love dinner parties. [NT] - DawnNYS - 5:00pm on 03/12/10
- Joanie, not authentic or fancy but the MidEastern layered dip in T&T is a nice appetizer. [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 7:03pm on 03/12/10
- Let us know what you end up making! [NT] - Meryl - 11:16pm on 03/12/10
- If it's not too late this cicken dish is T&T and great - suz - 5:38pm on 03/12/10
- Thank You....great sounding recipe...now to make a choice. [NT] - joanietoo - 5:52pm on 03/12/10
- btw Harissa sauce, I mixed Harissa with greek yogurt [NT] - suz - 6:27pm on 03/12/10
- mmmmmm, I have 'Rose Harissa' from England, this is truely THE best Harissa ever.... [NT] - joanietoo - 3:54pm on 03/13/10
- suz, the recipe says "Harissa Sauce, recipe follows" but there is no recipe for it... [NT] - cheezz - 7:31pm on 03/13/10
- never mind! I found it >> REC: Harissa Sauce - cheezz - 7:33pm on 03/13/10
- suz, I found this "homemade" harissa recipe - does this sound like it? - cheezz - 7:48pm on 03/13/10
- and this recipe for ras al-hanut? - cheezz - 7:50pm on 03/13/10
- NO NOT a good recipe for ras al-hanut as it is a blend of anywhere from 25-35 spices! - suz - 11:01pm on 03/13/10
- The reason I'm looking for recipes rather than buying the products, is DH is allergic to cayenne - cheezz - 3:28am on 03/14/10
- I can't seem to find an online recipe with more than 7 ingredients! [NT] - cheezz - 3:31am on 03/14/10
- Here's one that gets a bit closer! [LINK] - suz - 1:40pm on 03/14/10
- WOW!! What a difference from the other recipe... will have to look for galangal [NT] - cheezz - 10:49pm on 03/14/10
- I have a jar of galangal from Penzeys. Want some? IM me. [NT] - MarilynFL - 11:39pm on 03/14/10
- Yes, to the Harissa recipe, although I buy it in a tube or jar and keep it around... - suz - 10:58pm on 03/13/10
- suz - or anyone? - what is the taste difference between green and brown cardomom? [NT] - cheezz - 10:50pm on 03/14/10
- I'm interested in this too. Saw a Vietnamese woman add huge cardomon to soup base. - MarilynFL - 11:41pm on 03/14/10
- and I see the recipe uses BOTH kinds of cardomom, so there must be a difference [NT] - cheezz - 10:29pm on 03/15/10
- I found this description on silkroadspices.com >> - cheezz - 10:36pm on 03/15/10
- Sorry, I don't know the difference. [NT] - suz - 1:32pm on 03/15/10