Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken gyros transformed into a HEALTHY gyro salad with an EASY homemade tzatziki sauce that’s loaded with tangy dill FLAVOR!! Ready in 20 minutes!!

INGREDIENTS
Chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 to 3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salad
6 cups lettuce (Romaine or Iceberg recommended)
1 cup tomatoes, diced or halved if using cherry/grape tomatoes
1 cup English cucumber, diced small
2 cup crushed pita chips
1 cup diced or crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup red onions, diced small
Tzatziki Sauce
8 ounces plain Greek yogurt (must be Greek yogurt, I used 0% fat)

about 1/2 English cucumber, finely grated (about 2/3 to 3/4 cup grated cucumber; use coarsest blade of a box grater)
1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
pinch sugar, optional and to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
For the Chicken:
To a large skillet, add the oil, chicken, evenly sprinkle with oregano, salt, pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly.

When chicken is about 90% cooked through, reduce the heat to medium-low, add the red wine vinegar, lemon juice (use caution because it will bubble up), and allow chicken to simmer another 1 to 2 minutes, or until done.
Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces; set pan aside off the heat while you assemble the salad.
For the Salad:
To a large bowl, add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pita chips, onions, chicken and any cooking juices (loaded with flavor) from the pan; set aside.
For the Tzatziki Sauce:
To a medium bowl, add all ingredients, whisk to combine, taste, and check for flavor balance. Add additional salt, pepper, lemon juice, pinch sugar, etc. if necessary, to taste.
Evenly drizzle sauce over the salad, to taste. Salad is best fresh.
NOTES
If you want a thicker tzatziki sauce, you may want to wring out the grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel.
Extra sauce will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days, noting it may thin out as time passes and the cucumbers release their juices.