When I am craving Greek food, I tend to go all out because everything is just so dang good! You have to have the pita, the fries are a must, there are no if ands or buts on whether you need the tzatziki sauce or not and of course give me all of the vegetables. Take every single one of those items and put them together within one meal and I give you Pretty Plate’s Big Fat Greek Chicken Gyro.
Holy yum! That was my family’s reaction when I first presented these to them and if I am being honest, it was appropriate ha. These big fat Greek chicken gyros are so delicious and filled with all of the essentials: juicy greek marinated chicken, fresh vibrant vegetables, tangy tzatziki sauce, savory fries and a soft pita shell on the outside. I made sure that nothing was left out with these bad boys. These are so fun to make and eat. The best part is that you can customize and build your gyro just how you would like.
You can keep the fries off and eat them as a side. However, they are amazing on the sandwich because you get a salty, tender yet slight crunch with each bite of your gyro. You can also leave the tzatziki cucumber salad off, eat that on the side and just dip your sandwich in the extra sauce on the side. Not a tomato fan? No problem, leave those off as well! You can do you when it comes to these, but I am telling you that loading them up with everything will truly make your world go round.
The one thing that I love about these is that majority of the items can be prepped ahead of time, see below some of the things you can do to speed up the prep and cooking process when making these:
The only that that will be left to do is to cook your marinated chicken when you are ready and then putting all items together as you would like aka create your big fat Greek chicken gyro. All of the ingredients and directions will be below, but keep in mind you can make this in any order you see best fir for you.
My AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES have been made before in a previous recipe. Click HERE to see photos, ingredients and directions on how to make them. One tip when making these, is when you are cutting the potatoes into french fry form make sure to not cut them too small or too thin. They will get too crispy and crunchy in the air fryer.
I have one last note and it is about the PITA BREAD. I like to steam it in the microwave for 30 seconds right before I am constructing the gyro. I wet a paper towel, wrap it around the pita and I make sure that it is completely covered and I microwave it for 20-30 seconds. It comes out nice and hot and soft. It makes the pita bread more manageable and it will fold easier as opposed to crumbling.
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These are big, fat, flavorful, pretty and filled with everything and anything anyone could ever want in a Greek meal.
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