How do you pronounce gyros? Lucky for me, I have a soon to be sister-in-law, Sofia, who is 100% Greek, and was born and raised in Athens. As it turns out, I have been saying JYE-ro for the longest time, and I was all wrong.
I took notice when Sofia and I were discussing this recipe and she pronounced “gyros” as YEE-ros which blew my mind. And because these are truly authentic, and delicious, one of these gyros is never going to be enough, so you can offer your people a couple of gyri, or YEE-ree.
Thankfully, I stand corrected, maybe you stand corrected and now that we’ve cleared this up, let’s talk about the recipe. Here is the simplest and most delicious way to make them, and they have been stamped with approval by Sofia, which means the most to me. Thanks, girl!
What makes these hardly homemade?
- Store-bought rotisserie chicken
- Store-bought tzatziki (Cedar’s Cucumber Garlic Dill is great!)
- Store-bought pitas (traditional Greek-style pita)
- Store-bought sweet potato fries (Alexia is my favorite!)
It's the epitome of a hardly homemade meal. It's authentic and it's delicious. We are so lucky to have so many great products available to us these days, which make this dish so easy and so outstandingly yummy.
- Doctored Up Rotisserie Chicken:
- Thinly sliced or shredded rotisserie chicken off the bone
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 3 squeezes of lemon juice
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- Sweet Potato Fries:
- 1 bag of store-bought sweet potato fries
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
- dinosaur kale
- white onions (sliced thin)
- store-bought tzatziki
- banana peppers (optional)
- Step 1 Bake sweet potato fries according to package.
- Step 2 Remove the chicken from the bone, slice or shred, and mix it with 1 c yogurt, the juice of 1 lemon, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1 Tbsp paprika and heat it through over medium heat in a seasoned skillet. Smell the aromatics and smile, you are almost done!
- Step 3 Remove the fried from the oven and season with sea salt and parmesan cheese.
- Step 4 Warm your pitas in the microwave, about 30-45 seconds or more depending on your microwave.
- Step 5 Fill your pita with the kale, avocado, raw onions, seasoned chicken and fries. Add banana peppers if you choose to. Wrap in tin foil or parchment paper for easy eating. Enjoy!
A big thank you to those who have tried this out and are loving it as much as I do!