Someone at work told me that I eat all the time - to that I smile (: I do love to eat, but I love cooking even more and giving my fam a taste of something new now and again. I find a lot of new recipes on various blogs, but I find them in magazines, too. One of my favorite cuisines is Greek and I found a recipe that is close to a chicken gyro - but healthier, and very tasty, too!
1 1/2 lbs. ground chicken (or turkey)
1/2 white onion, diced small
1/3 c. chopped parsley leaves
1 medium size cucumber. diced small
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
2 T. olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
6 pita bread circles
Combine the ground chicken, onion, and parsley in a bowl.
Season with Greek seasoning - 1/2 tsp. or so. Using your hands, shape into 6 oval patties. Set these aside in the fridge til you are ready to make dinner. Toss the cucumber with yogurt and salt and pepper - or use a little more Greek seasoning - and chill that, too.
When you are ready to cook, set the cucumber dip, sliced tomatoes, and some chips out, along with plates...Cook patties in a little olive oil til browned on all sides and cooked through. Divide patties among pitas bread circles, top with yogurt sauce and tomatoes, and serve.
I used an organic oat bran pita bread that was so good!
Dad and the boys approved of a lighter and fun to eat supper, though they kept referring to it as "Chicken Coughed Up"....hilarious...