Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros
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After we made (and loved) Naan Bread to go with some Tikka Masala a few weeks back, Mr. Swiss Paleo’s head has been filling with ideas of how we could use this naan bread in other recipes. We both love Gyros, so it wasn’t long before we decided this would be our next recipe to try.

We had the best gyros ever at this little place in Istanbul, Turkey last year. We walked past the guy in the morning as he was making his meat spyre and we came back again in the afternoon and ate some. Traditional gyros are served in a soft flat bread and they put french fries in with the meat, tomato, onion and yogurt sauce. We were good and skipped on the fries and bread and just had it served straight up on a plate and it was still delicious.

Gyros in Istanbul, Turkey

Gyros in Istanbul, Turkey

Here’s what we did to make our own gyros at home.

Our homemade gyros

Our homemade gyros

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe of Naan Bread
  • 1 recipe of tzatziki sauce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Handful of torn lettuce leaves

What to do

For the chicken part:

  1. Place the chicken and all of the other ingredients together in a bowl or zip lock bag and marinate in the fridge for a few hours.

    Marinate the chicken

    Marinate the chicken

  2. We grilled the chicken over the BBQ, but you could also broil it in the oven.
  3. Slice to fill your gyros.

For the tzatziki sauce:

We made our own sauce (recipe here)

Homemade tzatziki sauce

Homemade tzatziki sauce

For the flat bread wrap:

We followed our naan bread recipe, but increased the yogurt/coconut milk from 3/4 cup to a full cup.

Paleo Naan Bread

Paleo Naan Bread

Putting it all together:

Fill your bread with sliced chicken, sliced tomatoes, red onion, lettuce and tzatziki sauce and enjoy!

Put it all together

Put it all together

Chicken Gyros

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe of Naan Bread
  • 1 recipe of tzatziki sauce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Handful of torn lettuce leaves

Instructions

    For the chicken part:
  1. Place the chicken and all of the other ingredients together in a bowl or zip lock bag and marinate in the fridge for a few hours.
  2. We grilled the chicken over the BBQ, but you could also broil it in the oven.
  3. Slice to fill your gyros.
  4. For the tzatziki sauce:
  5. We made our own sauce (recipe here)
  6. For the flat bread wrap:
  7. We followed our naan bread recipe (recipe here), but increased the yogurt/coconut milk from 3/4 cup to a full cup.
  8. Putting it all together:
  9. Fill your bread with sliced chicken, sliced tomatoes, red onion, lettuce and tzatziki sauce and enjoy!
http://swisspaleo.ch/chicken-gyros/

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14 Comments

  1. Oh these look so good!!! Will try and make them this week…

    • They were delicious! However, to feed your family….you would need to like quadruple the naan recipe (or make a ton of other side dishes) πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh my gosh! These look PERFECT. I am going to have to give them a try this week πŸ™‚ Yum, thanks, was just craving gyros πŸ™‚

    • Hi Leanna,
      I hope they turn out for you πŸ™‚ You can spice them and fill them to suit your fancy however you like.

  3. Thank you for this amazing recipe Lisa! I made these for dinner tonight and they tasted great! I haven’t had a gyro since i found out I had celiac disease over a year ago. This was such a treat! Thanks again!

    • Hi Petra,
      You are so welcome! I am glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by to let me know.

  4. Thanks so much for this recipe. My husband’s favorite food is gyros and I was so excited to try this recipe. The chicken is so delicious and flavorful.

    • Hi Joanna,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know πŸ™‚

  5. My 12 y/o daughter/aspiring chef made this recipe for us last night. It was absolutely amazing! We used ground beef b/c we had it and look forward to using chicken. Next time. The naan bread was the best paleo bread I’ve ever tasted!

    Your food photography is beautiful too! : )

    • Hi Candace,
      Wow—lucky you to have your daughter cooking for you πŸ™‚ I think it’s so great for kids to get involved in the kitchen. Thanks for the compliment on the photography, but I really have absolutely NO skills. I point and shoot and sometimes I just get lucky πŸ™‚

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