Prepared chicken gyro salad in a bowl with pita wedges and a fork.
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Chicken Gyro Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 2
Chicken gyro salads are healthy, easy, and packed full of bright, bold flavors! A lighter option for dinner or lunch, and perfectly portioned for two!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Salad

  • 4 cups fresh green leaf or mixed lettuce
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 7 oz. cucumber sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 pita breads quartered

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, combine 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, oregano, cumin, and salt in a shallow bowl. Place the chicken in the marinade and turn it a few times to coat evenly. Set aside while you make the dressing.
  • To make the dressing, mix the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt, and olive oil in a small bowl. Place in the refrigerator while you cook the chicken.
  • Prepare the chicken by heating the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken in the pan and brown on both sides for 4-5 minutes, just until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan and let it rest on a cutting board for a few minutes before cutting it into cubes or strips.
  • To assemble the salad, place the lettuce in a large bowl. Top it with the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and chicken. Drizzle the dressing over the top and sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Serve with pita bread. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Greek or plain yogurt will work for the dressing. Once you get it mixed together, if you use Greek yogurt and want a thinner dressing, it's easy to adjust the consistency to taste by adding a bit more olive oil and/or lemon juice.
  • Pro tip: to soften the bite of red onion, soak the cut pieces in a small bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes, then drain and add to the salad. So simple and converts all the red onion skeptics!
  • Recipe reprinted with permission from Gourmet Cooking for One or Two, by April Anderson.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 301kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 820mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 196mg, Iron: 1.3mg
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Course: Main, Salad
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken gyro salad