Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons #SRC

Grilled souvlaki chicken on a Greek type salad with pita croutons and and Gyro-style tzatziki dressing.

Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons

Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

recipe via Erin | The Spiffy Cookie

I don’t recall if I told anyone yet, but recently I joined a group of fellow bloggers called the Secret Recipe Club. In the group you are assigned a blog each month, and then choose a recipe to tag, cook and blog. I had been wanting to join this group for quite sometime now, as I am fond of tagging and preparing recipes from people I know online, and have been doing so for years. But even so, my application with the group got lost last year and I forgot about it as well. But recently remembering it and inquiring again, I was accepted into the group right away. Being a first time participant, I can say I am really stoked about trying someone else’s recipe, which to be truthful, I often find little time to do when I make so many of my own recipes. But I do find the time when needed and I hope this is just the beginning of a long and lasting relationship between Palatable Pastime and the group. I know my family, friends and other readers will be quite excited to take a peek at all the good things that are in store. And what good things?
This month I was assigned the blog The Spiffy Cookie. It is written by Erin. I must tell you that browsing the blog, I came across recipe after recipe of tantalizing ideas. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. And in fact, there are quite a few holiday recipes in there that I will be returning to for Christmas morning as well. It was so hard to decide! But finally I settled on the Grilled Chicken Gyro salad with Pita Croutons.
I picked a winner.

Chicken Marinade Ingredients

Chicken Marinade Ingredients

Cubed Chicken

Cubed Chicken

Chicken in Marinade

Chicken in Marinade

Don’t forget to soak your wooden skewers!

Don't forget to soak your wooden skewers!

Tzatziki Dressing Ingredients

Tzatziki Dressing Ingredients
It may seem like a lot of work to look at, but this is a one-dish meal, that is made in components the same way you would any dinner menu. I don’t have an exact time down for how long it took me to prepare (I was making watermelon rind pickles at the same time anyway). But if I can do pickles and get this on the table in about the same time, most people shouldn’t have any worries.

Grating Cucumber

Grating Cucumber

Tzatziki Dressing

Tzatziki Dressing

Crouton Ingredients

Crouton Ingredients

Cutting Pita Bread

Cutting Pita Bread

Seasoning Croutons

Seasoning Croutons
The salad itself is like a Greek salad with souvlaki and a tzatziki dressing (gyro sauce) which really is more like a salad dressing than a typical tzatziki sauce. The croutons are from pita bits which are baked quite easily for just a few minutes until they are crisp.
I served my salads in noodle bowls and it was quite filling. No room for anything else but maybe wine (isn’t there always room for wine?)

Baking Croutons

Baking Croutons

Croutons after Baking

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Salad Toppings

Salad Toppings

Salad Before Adding Chicken and Croutons

Salad Before Adding Chicken and Croutons

Grilling Chicken

Grilling Chicken
My husband gave it a big thumbs up as he adores dinner salads.
Make sure you drop by Erin’s blog and tell her I sent you. —–>>>>> The Spiffy Cookie

Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons

And now on to the other recipes in this month’s SRC offerings.

Click on the image below to view other recipes in this months SRC Group D link-up

Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day Link-Up

 

Here is the recipe Erin shared with me:

Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 2hr
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons
Chicken and Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1.25 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • soaked bamboo skewers or oiled metal skewers (as needed)

Taztziki Dressing:

  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons  red wine vinegar
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Croutons:

  • 2 large or 4 small pita bread, but into 1/2-inch squares
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt (to taste)

Salad:

  • 3 romaine hearts, chopped
  • 1/2 of 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olive, sliced if desired
  • 3-4 punces feta cheese, crumbled

To view recipe instructions, click the link HERE.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

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The kitchen of thespiffycookie.com


Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons

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36 Comments

  1. karen278 says:

    Welcome to the SRC Sue! And,what a FABULOUS recipe too – The Spiffy Cook was one of my first assignments and she has some amazing recipes, of which this is one! Karen

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  2. spiffycookie says:

    Yay I love that salad and am so glad that you did as well. I agree that it seems like a lot of work looking at the recipe but it really does come together easily enough. And yes there is always room for wine😉

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    • I am not one to be agraid of long ingredient lists. Some people don’t like more than 5 ings. but they are missing out on complexity of flavor. Glad I got your blog for my first assignment! I’ll be diving back in there soon!

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  3. emmajeanne16 says:

    Oh my this salad looks amazing. It is so hot right now all I want to eat is salad. Saving this recipe for sure. Great pick!

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