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Quick Greek chicken gyro

  • Gluten Free Diet

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  • In a mortar and pestle or a food processor add the coriander seeds, grated garlic clove, lemon zest, smoked paprika, chili flakes and dry thyme. Mash or beat until very finely ground.
  • Add salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and the juice from ½ a lemon.
  • Stir or beat until all of the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture thickens slightly.
  • Set aside and prepare the chicken.
  • Chop the chicken in to thin strips and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the marinade and mix until all of the pieces of chicken are completely coated.
  • Place a nonstick pan over high heat and let it get very hot, until it is smoking.
  • Add the chicken in batches and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown on all sides. Do not crowd the pan and do not stir often so the chicken can brown nicely. If you do, it will release its juices and boil instead of brown.
  • When ready, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  Stir and transfer to a bowl. Place pan back on heat. Wipe with some paper towels and repeat the same process.
  • Let it heat until it is smoking, add another batch of chicken, sauté until golden brown and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

To serve

  • Make a nice platter with the gyro, some thinly sliced tomatoes and onions, homemade Greek pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and fries!
  • Drizzle whole platter with extra virgin olive oil, dry oregano, salt, freshly ground pepper and serve! 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
21 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
20 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
0 %


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.

Sugars (g)
1 %


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.

Protein (g)
56 %


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.

Fibre (g)
4 %


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.

Sodium (g)
8 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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