Chicken Gyros - Quick & Easy
Packed with Greek flavour, this quick recipe for healthy, home-made chicken gyros features boneless chicken thigh meat, lemon, paprika, thyme, coriander seeds and olive oil as key ingredients.
- 1 kg chicken thigh meat boneless
- 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 1/2 Tbsp paprika powder
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp garlic minced
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice extra
Coarsely grind the coriander seeds, chili flakes and dried thyme in a pestle and mortar.
Add the paprika powder, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and olive oil.
Marinade chicken with the prepared spice mixture and minced garlic for at least 1 hour.
Heat a skillet until piping hot.
Add some chicken and fry until done. DO NOT crowd the pan! Cook in small batches instead!
Once the entire meat is cooked, add the extra lemon juice.
Serve with Tzaziki, some salad and fresh pita bread.