Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce
Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 8 hr 7 min
  • total: 8 hr 22 min
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  • Summary

    Rather than traditional chicken gyros I deconstructed things by adding veggies and turned gyros into a salad. Healthy, easy, ready in 20 minutes, and packed with so much flavor. Chicken is quickly sautéed with olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and oregano. It’s moist, juicy, and has the classic gyro flavor you’re looking for. It’s added over a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, pita chips and topped with tangy, dill-infused tzatziki sauce that coats everything with cooling creaminess and the flavors include Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, white vinegar, garlic, and dill.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 6 cups lettuce (Romaine or Iceberg recommended)
    • 1 cup tomatoes, diced or halved if using cherry/grape tomatoes
    • 1 cup English cucumber, diced small
    • 1 cup crushed pita chips
    • 1 cup diced or crumbled feta cheese
    • 1/2 cup red onions, diced small
    • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt (must be Greek yogurt, I used 0% fat)
    • about 1/2 English cucumber, finely grated (about 2/3 to 3/4 cup grated cucumber; use coarsest blade of a box grater)
    • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 271 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 31.85%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 50.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 48 mg 16.14%
    • Sodium: 875 mg 36.45%
    • Calcium: 322 mg 32.17%
    • Potassium: 342 mg 9.76%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.03%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 25.34%
    • Vitamin C 17.43%
    • Vitamin D 1.5%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq