Gyros. Greek gyros with chicken. Mediterranean cuisine
Bursting with flavors that will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of Greece, this iconic street food is a true culinary masterpiece. Gyros are renowned for their rich history and unique characteristics that have made them a favorite amongst food enthusiasts worldwide. At its core, Greek Chicken Gyros is a delectable combination of succulent marinated chicken, fresh vegetables, and creamy tzatziki sauce, all lovingly wrapped in a warm and fluffy pita bread. The star of the show, the marinated chicken, boasts a harmonious blend of Mediterranean herbs and spices, infusing each bite with a tantalizing aroma that is nothing short of heavenly. One of the defining characteristics of this street food is its portability and convenience. Served in a handheld format, Greek Chicken Gyros make for the perfect on-the-go meal or a quick snack to savor while exploring the vibrant alleyways and picturesque corners of Greek towns. Whether devoured during a leisurely stroll or a bustling lunch break, these gyros never fail to impress.
Ingredients for 1 large serving:
2 small potatoes
2 tbsp. tzatziki sauce
1 boneless, skinless chicken thigh
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried Italian herbs
1 pink tomato
1/2 red salad onion
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
salt to taste
1. Marinate the chicken thigh. Rub chicken with spices and salt. Brush the chicken on all sides with olive oil. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes
2 Peeled potatoes, cut into slices and place in a plate. Season with salt and spices. Add the oil and mix the potato bars.
3. Peel red onion and cut into thin half-rings. Marinate the onions in vinegar diluted 1:1 with water
4. Place potatoes and chicken on Air Fryer rack. Cook at 375°F for about 25 minutes. Flip the meat and potatoes once.
5. Assembling the gyros. Slice chicken into thin strips. Lay out on a paper towel on a board. Heat the pita bread in the microwave for one minute. Arrange the chicken in the center. Sprinkle the chicken with small pieces of chili flakes. Tip the onion onto a sieve, remove excess marinade. Arrange it along the chicken strip. Slice the tomatoes thinly and arrange as in the photo. Arrange the potatoes around the edges.
Pinch the edges of the pita together, you can secure with toothpicks. Secure with a paper napkin. Just before serving, drizzle the pita generously with the sauce.
Not only is this homemade gyro recipe delicious, but it also offers the flexibility to customize the ingredients to suit your preferences. You can swap chicken with lamb, beef, or even falafel for a vegetarian option. Additionally, adjusting the spice levels and vegetable choices allows you to create a gyro that suits your taste buds precisely.