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Chicken Gyro Sliders

by Matthew Johnson

Inspired by tasty.co

Ingredients

for 12 servings

Chicken Skewers

  • 1 cup
    greek yogurt (245 g)
  • 1 tablespoon
    paprika
  • 1 tablespoon
    dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon
    ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon
    cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon
    cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon
    cinnamon
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons
    tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 1-inch (2-cm) cubes (910 g)

Tzatziki

  • 2 cups
    greek yogurt (490 g)
  • 1 cup
    english cucumber, grated, salted, and drained (135 g)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup
    fresh dill, chopped (10 g)
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Assembly

  • slider bun, or dinner roll
  • ½ cup
    tomato, diced (100 g)
  • ½ cup
    red onion, chopped (75 g)
  • ¼ cup
    olive oil (60 mL)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt, to taste

Special Equipment

  • wooden skewer

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Preparation

  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, paprika, oregano, coriander, cumin, garlic, cayenne, cinnamon, pepper, tahini, olive oil, and salt.
  3. Add the chicken and stir to coat completely in the sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
  5. Make the tzatziki: in a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon zest, garlic, dill, pepper, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Thread 3-5 pieces of chicken onto each wooden skewer until loosely filled, leaving at least an inch (2 cm) of space on either end of the skewers. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Slice the dinner rolls in half. Place the bottom half on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes and chopped red onion.
  8. Stick the par-cooked chicken skewers into the bottom buns, spacing evenly. Place the top buns over the skewers and press down.
  9. Combine the olive oil, garlic, parsley, and salt in a small bowl and brush on the top buns.
  10. Bake the buns and the chicken for 10 more minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the bread is toasted.
  11. Place the gyro sliders on a large platter and serve with tzatziki.
  12. Enjoy!
 

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