Gyros: Make the Takeout
We know, we know: a traditional Greek gyro (the Greek word for “spin,” and pronounced “yee-roh,” not “jira” as in “gyroscope”) is made with minced lamb that’s molded around a skewer and roasted, then wrapped it a pita and topped with grilled onions, peppers, and tzatziki. But since we don’t know too many folks who are lovingly roasting lamb on a spit when they get home from work, we decided to give you a version that’s better suited to midweek meals, and that’s better for you, too.
Shredded rotisserie chicken tossed with Greek seasoning, lemon, and paprika replaces the lamb, and salad greens add to the fresh flavors and make it a balanced meal. And instead of wrapping the pita around all the goodies, we stuffed them into the pocket, making it easier to eat. Don’t worry, the minty cucumber-yogurt sauce is still the same. You may get so inspired by these gyros that you’ll want to tackle Greek pastries next—baklava anyone?
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