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    Chicken Gyro Salad

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    ingredients 

    makes 2

    • 2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed & dried
    • ½ red onion, sliced
    • 2 small-medium ripe red tomatoes, sliced
    • 2 pitas
    • 2 small cucumbers, chopped
    • 2 large cloves garlic
    • 1-2 lemons
    • dried oregano
    • paprika
    • olive oil
    • sea salt
    • freshly ground pepper

    for the dressing:

    • ½ small cucumber, minced
    • 1 large clove garlic
    • 1 small container Greek yogurt
    • 1 lemon
    • olive oil
    • sea salt
    • freshly ground pepper

    

    preparation

    1. Place chicken strips in a container with a lid. Crush garlic and place over chicken. Season with salt, pepper, oregano and tiny bit of paprika for color. Squeeze over the juice of half a lemon and drizzle enough olive oil to form a paste with the seasonings. Mix to coat with your hands (wash hands thoroughly!). Cover and marinate for a few hours or overnight.

    2. To make the tzatziki dressing: shave or grate one clove of garlic into a small bowl with the minced cucumber. Add the yogurt and the juice of a whole lemon. Drizzle in about 3 tablespoons of olive oil while whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

    3. To make the pita croutons*: pre-heat oven to 375°F. Brush the pita with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and place in oven for about 5 minutes on each side until they begin to harden. Remove from oven, let cool and break into pieces.

    4. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, pushing down every so often with a fork to really get a nice char going, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside.

    5. Chop lettuce and place into a large bowl. Add tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and pita chips. Season with salt and pepper. Top with chicken strips, drizzle as much dressing as you like and mix to serve.

    *Note: You can also skip the pita croutons if you’re low on time and just serve with some fresh pita bread.




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