Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicken Gyros with Tsatsiki

  • 2 Kirby cucumbers, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt (3/4 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon secret spiced ….
  • 1 greek pita bread (four 8-inch pieces) or cyprus pita bread (pocket on)
  • 1/2 roast chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded (about 2 1/4 cups), and carcass reserved for stock
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 4 pcs fry potatoes

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Peel and grate 1 cucumber, then squeeze it with your hands to remove excess water. Stir together with yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, one third of garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to make tsatsiki.
  3. Cut remaining cucumber into 1/4-inch pieces and tomatoes, spring onion
  4. Marinated the chicken with secret spiced one night before , put on gyros stick and cook for 1 hour
  5. Sliced with electric knife
  6. Spread some of tsatsiki on warm bread and top with chicken and some of lettuce tomato cucumber spring onion and chips.

Buon Appetito

Chef Andrea Crippa

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