Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

    Mediterranean Gyro with White Sauce-8Living in New York City, you are bound to find a gyro cart at just about every major intersection and corner. These carts are very popular in big cites and have gained lots of attention. I guess it’s because there is nothing like the taste of the white sauce on soft and tender chicken pieces.

Now that I am living in Philadelphia I truly miss the gyro carts. Luckily, I can just make the same gyro platter at home. This recipe is delicious and much better than the gyro cart (kudos lazy me!). The chicken can be marinated ahead of time and cooked when needed. I usually marinate the chicken in a ziplock bag and leave it in the fridge so my husband can make himself when he is hungry.

Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

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I use chicken quarters  instead of chicken breasts because the meat is much more tender and absorbs all the flavor while cooking.

Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

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Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Platter with White Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken quarter or 2 thighs
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions optional
  • 1/4 cup sliced green bell pepper optional
  • 1/4 cup lettuce optional
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes chopped optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp yogurt or sour cream, or hummus
  • 1/4 lime Or lemon
  • Hot sauce optional

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and allow to soak in water for 10 mins.
  2. Debone the chicken, pour oil into a skillet or pan and allow to heat on medium-high heat. Pour chicken on the skillet, add all the spices, allow to cook for 8-10 mins.
  3. Mix rice with 1.5 cups water and cook for 10 mins on low-medium heat until dry and fluffy.
  4. Place the chopped garlic, yogurt, mayonnaise, and touch of lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Place the rice and sliced veggies on a large plate. Place the chicken on the rice, pour the white sauce on the chicken, add hot sauce (optional).
  6. Serve Warm.
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    Aurica

    that’s a dinner that, i just look at the pics and make me hungry and almost smell the delicious aroma that came from it..

      Layla

      Thank you Aurica!

    Angela

    This looks delicious! thanks so much for the recipe, i’m adding it to my menu this week 🙂 http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living

    I love the idea of a deconstructed gyro made healthier with chicken – looks fantastic!

    Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Oh my. This would really hit the spot right now. I’ve been eating cookies all day and I’m about ready for a deconstructed gyro. Yum!!

      Layla

      Thank you Karen! Glad you liked it, enjoy! 🙂

    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ

    A complete, perfect meal. Love your pictures!

      Layla

      Thank you Daniela!

    Erin | The Law Student's WIfe

    Never met a gyro cart I didn’t like! Thanks for bringing the flavors to my kitchen 🙂

      Layla

      Thank you Erin, Glad you liked it!

    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    These colours are so beautiful! Your dish looks so delicious also, I feel like I’m there with the food (unfortunately I’m not). I’m going to NY this Christmas so I will make sure I try this out 🙂 .

      Layla

      Thank you Jessica, If you do end up going to NYC i suggest visiting the Gyro cart on 53rd and 6th ave Manhattan. That is the best gyro in New York, the line is usually a few blocks long for them :/!

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Super pretty pictures, looks like a great dinner!

      Layla

      Thank you Pamela 🙂

    Courtney

    This is beautiful and looks delicious!

      Layla

      Thank you Courtney! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

    Jordan Hansen

    This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try out the recipe. I hope you will come and share on Thank Goodness It’s Thursday at http://www.jordansonion.blogspot.com – the party goes live Thursday at 10am MST.

      Layla

      Thank you Jordan 🙂