Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you. The chicken from this recipe has such great flavor, it doesn’t always make it into the pita! Delicious on it’s own, spectacular as gyros.
I was just talking with a friend about dinner ruts. Have you been there? Oh, I have. Many times. I like to think I have a pretty good repertoire of recipes, but at times it feels like I’m always making the same things. I think dinner is like my wardrobe. I have winter go-to meals and summer go-to meals. By the end of each season, I’m just ready for a change.
I made this meal one night in an effort to do something different. We needed to break out of a flavor rut. We were looking for something just a little out of the ordinary. This meal sure helped with that; we’ve had it on regular rotation since. Between the tangy-lemony chicken and the cool tzatziki sauce, this meal is sure to wake up your taste buds. Gyros may sound a bit exotic but I assure you, it’s just a simple marinade with ingredients you probably already have on hand. I usually serve this with some oven baked fries. You could do a salad if you wanted, but when we have gyros, we think fries. The local restaurant that serves the boys’ favorite gyro (until they had mine) always serves them with fries!