March 5

Greek Chicken Gyro

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Greek Chicken Gyro

This is a classic Greek lunch on the go. It has delicious Mediterranean flavors with marinated chicken breast tucked into tasty pita bread.

Active Time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 50 min


  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, skinless & boneless
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • dried Oregano
  • 10 Greek pita bread
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar
  • Kosher salt & pepper

In a large bowl mix together garlic,2 tsp oregano, 3 Tbs of olive oil, 2 Tbs red wine vinegar, 2 tsp salt and
pepper. Chop the chicken into 1” cubes and mix in with the marinade to set for 10-30 minutes (or overnight).

In a large pan over high heat add 1 Tbs olive oil, a batch of the chicken and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown on all sides. Do not crowd the pan and do not stir often so the chicken can brown nicely. If you do, it will release its juices and boil instead of brown. Set aside chicken in a clean bowl. Wipe pan with a paper towel and repeat 2 more times with remaining chicken. At the end add fresh lemon juice on top of the chicken.
Clean the pan with a paper towel. Over medium-high heat add 1 Tbs olive oil and place a handful of pita bread in the pan for 2-3 minutes until warmed, flipping half way. Continue with remaining pita bread.
Chop pita bread in half to open the pocket and stuff with chicken, tomato, onion, pinch of oregano and enjoy!

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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