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Ghicken Gyros – A delicious light alternative of the traditional Greek dish


Love gyros, but it has too many calories for you? Or maybe you can’t have one when you really want it? Well, try out this chicken gyros – low calories recipe and let us know what you think! Who said that real taste and low calories cannot be combined?

Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

Servings: 2

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic , minced- divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1/2 cup cucumber , chopped
  • 1/3 cup nonfat yogurt, plain or 1/3 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 gyrobread or 2 pita bread
  • 1/2 small red onion , thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, 1/2 t of the garlic, mustard and oregano in a gallon zip top plastic bag.2
  2. Add chicken and seal bag.3
  3. Turn bag and gently move chicken around to distribute marinade evenly.4
  4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.5
  5. In a small bowl combine cucumber, yogurt, dill and remaining garlic. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (NOTE: Cucumbers have a lot of moisture in them so if you want your sauce to be less runny really drain them well and squeeze the water out if you want.).6
  6. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.7
  7. In a large nonstick skillet saute the chicken for 7-8 minutes or until juices run clear.8
  8. Spoon half the chicken on each pita and top with cucumber mixture and sliced onion.9
  9. Lettuce and tomato may be added if you like.10
  10. Fold in half and enjoy.
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