Chicken Gyros for Dinner

Tried this recipe when my sister and her family were visiting last year, and they keep acting like I invented the sun. So here ya go!

chicken gyros

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

2 chicken breasts, cut into strips

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon oregano {dried}

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon onion {powder}

1 teaspoon salt

In a bowl or bag, place all of the ingredients together and mix well. Marinate for up to 2 hours.

Once ready, place the chicken on a grill {even a George Foreman} or in a pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side.

 

Tzatziki Sauce

1 cup cucumber, finely chopped

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon mint

1 teaspoon cilantro

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all of the ingredients together and let sit for at least 1 hour before using.

 

Condiments:

pita bread

lettuce

tomatoes, sliced

red onion, thinly sliced

tzatziki sauce {recipe above}

 

Take a piece of pita bread and layer with the lettuce, chicken, tomato, red onion and tzatziki sauce. Mmmmmm. . .

Pretty sure I found this recipe over at Basil. . .by Ashley. Thanks, Ashley!

http://basil-albi.blogspot.com/2011/11/chicken-gyros-with-tzatziki-sauce.html#.U-UfuvldWSo

 

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Stir Fry Crazy

I love stir fry. One daughter requested my chicken stir fry for dinner last night, and the other said, “Not stir fry again! You make it twice a week!” In my defense, I always make a different one! But this one is easy, colorful, delicious, and THE TWELVE-YEAR-OLD said, “It’s really the mushrooms that make this, Mom.”

“I thought you didn’t like mushrooms?”

“I don’t. Except in here.”

Okaaaaay. Works for me. Anytime I can get someone to eat mushrooms, I consider it a victory. (I don’t trust people who don’t like mushrooms.)

Quick Chicken Stir Fry

Combine 3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips; 1 T each cornstarch and soy sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 1/2 t. minced fresh ginger root (I left this out b/c hubby doesn’t like it.) 😦

Combine 3T soy sauce, 1 T corn starch, 3/4 c. water.

Heat 1T veg. oil in wok or large skillet on med-high heat. Add chicken. Stir fry until nice and slightly browned. Remove.

Heat another 1T oil in same pan. Add 1 red bell pepper and an onion, sliced. Add 1/4 lb each sliced mushrooms and snow peas; stir fry 5 min.

Stir in chicken and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Serve over hot cooked rice.