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Chicken Gyro
Chicken Gyro
Method

Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and marinate in poultry brine.
  • The best way to do this is to put both the chicken and the brine in a resealable plastic bag. Remove as much air from within the bag and seal.
  • You can also add the pieces of chicken and poultry brine in a bowl and put a plate over the chicken to keep it weighed down, so the meat stays immersed in the liquid continuously.
  • Leave the chicken in the brine for half an hour. Remove and strain, allowing all of the liquid from the brine to drain.
  • Pat the meat dry with paper towels.
  • Pour a small amount of oil in to a hot pan and sauté until the chicken browns on all sides. 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Be careful not to mix too often so that it is allowed to brown properly. Chicken always browns better when it is left alone. If you mix it too often,  it will release too many juices and boil instead of browning nicely.
  • Serve over pita breads and top with sliced tomatoes, onions, tzatziki and lemon.

 

Tip
Make sure not to leave the chicken in the brine longer than suggested because the meat will turn out very salty and tough.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

103
Calories (kcal)
5 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

1.9
Total Fat (g)
3 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.4
Saturated Fat (g)
2 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

8.3
Total Carbs (g)
3 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

1.7
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

12.9
Protein (g)
26 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.5
Fibre (g)
2 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.1
Sodium (g)
18 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.