Ok ya’ll…. admittedly, this is a lengthy recipe, but if you enjoy fresh foods, or gyros, or just food in general (aka me) 😛 you are gonna love this!
Yes, it takes awhile, but I promise its not difficult nor labor intensive. My oldest daughter does the chicken part and the kneading part and some of the rolling, so, if a 9 year old can handle that, then even you, my dear, can do this.
Ready? Ready. Here we go!!
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 whole lemon sliced
1 teaspoon of oregano
2 tbsp butter (sliced)
Salt and pepper to taste
Place in this exact order into your crockpot and set on low. This will need approximately 6 hours… use your oven or instapot if you have one, I’m not choosey, if I HAD an instapot, I would totally use it.
Place the lid on and walk away, sistah!! You have other things to do. 😉
This will take about an hour…. start to finish. It takes me about 30 minutes but I have a helper and we tag team, and maybe we make these about once a week. :-D. Don’t judge, they are delish!!!
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat
OR 2 of either one.. see… I am easy to work with. 😉
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch salt
1 TBSP olive oil or ghee (I use ghee)
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 1 cup water
A spare cup of water
*Minced garlic, sesame seeds or cilantro are fun toppings if you decide to make this by itself and just devour it . 😉
Use your mixer or a bowl and spoon or your hands, I use my stand mixer. It just makes life easier. But you do you. Place all the dry ingredients together. Give it a stir to combine it, then add you oil/ghee, and your yogurt. Now listen up! This is important… add your water slooooooowly…. if you dump it in all at once, you will have, well, wallpaper paste and we don’t want that. Mix and drizzle mix and drizzle, this is why I love my mixer, it mixes and I drizzle and we reach perfection with no ugly mishaps.
When you have a smooth dough, place a towel over it and step away. Actually…. go on to step #3. 😉
**when your dough has rested 15 minutes, you wil roll and mash and push it a few times until it willing molds into a gorgeous ball. Slice this ball in half and then both of those balls in half and so on. Like this.
Take each of these and give them a gentle angel kiss of flour and set them to the side. Take a bit of flour and dust your surface, then roll out your first flat bread.
You want it to be about the size of a dinner plate….ish. and thin…ish, this dough is very forgiving, if you mess up, just ball it and try again.
Now… heat your pan, you will need your largest frying pan. I use my cast iron one, I THINK its a 10 inch, but who knows, I used to use my electric griddle before it decided to leave me. 😐 Anywho, now to cooking these beauties. I work them like this. Roll one, plop it in the pan, roll the next one, flip the first one, remove the cooked one, plop in the next one… this is why letting a kiddo roll for me makes it go faster. They cook SUPER fast. Like.. under a minute.
So. Turn on your burner, place your pan on it, set the heat to medium, roll your first ball, pour a bit of water, about a tbsp, into your pan, you want STEAM!! If it doesnt sizzle its not ready. Plop your rolled bread in before the steam dissipates and wate for the bubbles.
Annnnnd FLIP! Count to 30 and remove to a plate. I place mine in my microwave, it keeps them warm. 😉
This is the love sauce (otherwise known as Tatziki)
1 tsp dill (we prefer fresh)
1 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 of a large cucumber, peeled and seeded, and then diced finely
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
1 1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 drop of Dill Vitality Essential Oil
1 drop of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
Salt to taste
Just plop all that into a bowl and stir it up. Nothing to it. I like to put it in the fridge to chill while I finish up the meal. 🙂
We are in the home stretch people!!
Okay. The bread is done, the sauce is mixed, the chicken is cooked, its time to get this dish on the table!
Fun tip. I shred my chicken in my mixer with the beater hook. Seriously, just plop it in and turn it on and 5 seconds later, you have perfectly shredded chicken. I kid you not.
We enjoy tomatoes, onions, lettuce, kalamata olives and feta on our gyros. You do what makes your taste buds sing. 😉
And now to assemble and devour!!!
See that perfect, gorgeously shredded chicken!!
Pardon me while I go break my personal record. ;-P