Moroccan-spiced chicken breasts sliced and served gyro style with tons of vegetables and topped off with a zingy tahini sauce.
How do you pronounce the word gyro?
You’ve probably heard it has “hee-row” or “jai-row” but the the correct way to say it is yee-row. Gyro = YEE-row.
What is tahini? Where do I find tahini in the grocery store?
Tahini is a ground sesame paste. It is often sold in a tin can and can usually be found near the other ground nut and seed mixtures like peanut butter.
What toppings are good on a gyro?
We recommend serving gyros with shredded purple or green cabbage, sliced bell pepper, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and roughly chopped cilantro.
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Moroccan Chicken Gyros
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 lemons sliced thin
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 8 pitas or Arabic flatbreads for serving
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Lay half the lemon slices out to create a bed for the chicken. Place the chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices.
- In a small bowl, mix together the butter, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Spread the mixture over the tops of the chicken breasts.
- Lay the remaining lemon slices over the chicken. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Slice and serve hot or cold with tahini sauce and desired toppings.
- In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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