Summertime…time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the grill! There’s something about cooking food outside that just seems to make everything taste better. 😀 We had a favorite greek restaurant that we enjoyed back in Texas and have been missing their delicious foods. So, since I made a batch of Wheat Pita Bread, I decided to make Grilled Chicken Gyros…
We do grilled chicken all the time but, add grilled red bell peppers, onions to a fresh-baked Wheat Pita Bread and we have an amazing dinner 😀
Chicken is famous for its high protein content. It also contains amino acids like cysteine and methionine, as well as branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that are important support and development of muscles. Chicken has all the B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin, and choline. Chicken is also rich in selenium, along with providing zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron.
Chicken Breast Nutrition
Protein 20 g
Magnesium 23 mg
Phosphorus 260 mg
Potassium 282 mg
Niacin 9 mg
Vitamin A 36 IU
Vitamin D 5 IU
- 4 Chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1" cubes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp All-purpose Greek seasoning
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1" squares
- 1 large sweet yellow onion, cut into 1" squares
- 8 pita breads
- Clean and diced chicken then place in a large ziploc bag. Add seasoning, garlic, and olive oil to the bag. Seal, toss to coat chicken, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Skewer chicken, peppers, and onions and grill until chicken is cooked through. Approx. 10-15 minutes
I mixed up a little greek yogurt for a Tzatziki sauce to serve with the Grilled Chicken Gyros.
I love how you can mix together simple fresh ingredients with fresh-baked pitas and create a delicious meal.
You will love these Grilled Chicken Gyros. The marinade gave the chicken great flavor while, the grilled peppers and onions added a nice crunch to the gyro. It was a perfect combination for a quick, fresh weeknight meal.