Monday, June 22, 2015

Chicken Gyro

When I lived in NC, there was this little Greek restaurant we frequented as much as possible. Just one of those "hole in the wall" sort of places; the city seemed to grow up and around the building.
No frills, good food for a dang good price!

Many moons ago, they went to NC to film the movie Mr. Destiny

They used our little Greek place to film the restaurant scene! If memory serves, it was an Italian restaurant in the movie. I couldn't find a picture of it all done up for the movie, but found one of the restaurant (as it is now) from the outside. That'll do Pig.

I make sure to visit whenever I go "home"....but since we have nothing that compares to the yumminess here, I do the best I can. This recipe certainly filled the void!

2-2.5 Lbs boneless chicken breast
¼ Cup olive oil
2 Cloves garlic (minced)
1 ½ Tsp Greek seasoning
1 ½ Tsp dried oregano
1 ½ Tsp ground black pepper
½ Tsp salt
½ Cucumber (diced)
6 oz Plain Greek yogurt
Pita bread

1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
2. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Greek seasoning, oregano, pepper, and salt together.
3. Pour sauce over meat at let marinade for several hours
4. Cook chicken in a skillet until cooked through
5. Mix cucumber and yogurt
6. Serve chicken in pita with a dallop of cucumber sauce

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  1. Yum! So glad to find your post on Motivation Monday! I love gyros, but would love a lower fat option, so I'll definitely have to give this a try. Everyone needs a little hole-in-the-wall favorite restaurant!

  2. Yum! Love chicken gyros. Will have to try your version. I'm not very good at the sauce. :-o

  3. This sounds so great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Thanks for linking up on the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  4. I love a good gyro, but have never made one at home, your recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

  5. We love Greek food over here - so yummy. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds!

  6. it cool about the Restaurant used for the film Mr, Destiny good movie. Stopped by from happiness is homemade linky party to say hi. ~ Dawn Overboard Creations​

  7. This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  8. Oh my! This looks so yummy! Thanks so much for linking it up at the Tips & Tricks Linky Party last week. Hope you'll join in the fun this week, too?! (The party went live late last night).... Now, I'm off to pin this post! EEEK!

    Have a great week!

  9. We would just love your Chicken Gyro, it looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. Delicious gyro, thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you this Thursday for my next party