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Chicken gyros

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Chicken gyros

Method

For the brine

  • In a pot add the water, the peppercorns, the bay leaves, the garlic, the parsley, the thyme, the salt, the honey, and the lemon cut in half.
  • Transfer over high heat and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Remove and let it cool. Strain and set the brine aside.

For the chicken

  • Cut the chicken into thin strips and add them into a bowl.
  • Add enough brine to cover the chicken, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and make sure that it touches the surface of the mixture, so that the chicken will remain submerged into the brine. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. 
  • You can store the remaining brine in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • Drain the chicken and pat it dry well.
  • Add the olive oil and transfer the chicken to the hot pan in batches. Cook each batch for 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and nicely golden.

For the sauce

  • In a bowl add the mayonnaise, the mustard, the honey, salt, pepper, and mix well.
  • Set aside.

To assemble

  • Cut the tomato and the onion into slices. Finely chop the parsley and set them aside.
  • Spread the pitas on your kitchen counter, divide the sauce, the chicken, the onion, the tomato, the parsley, the French fries, and the paprika.
  • Wrap with parchment paper and aluminum foil, and serve.

Tip

The time you can leave the poultry into the brine is:


Small pieces: 30-60 minutes

Whole fillet: 2-3 hours

Whole chicken: 12 hours

Turkey: 24 hours

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

438
Calories (kcal)
22 %

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.

20.0
Total Fat (g)
29 %

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.

2.5
Saturated Fat (g)
13 %

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.

35.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

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.

9.1
Sugars (g)
10 %

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.

27.0
Protein (g)
54 %

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.

2.7
Fibre (g)
11 %

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.

*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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