Everyday Mom's Meals: Gyro Happy {Mystic Blue Spice Company Review and Giveaway Day 2}

Friday, February 24, 2012

Gyro Happy {Mystic Blue Spice Company Review and Giveaway Day 2}

I love food. I will be the first to admit it. As I've told many before, "I live to eat, while others eat to live." I know others out there don't have the love affair w/ food that I do, and they eat b/c they have to, not so much b/c they want to. I accept that~ I just don't understand it! Just kidding. And since I'm not a picky eater there are quite a few foods that when eating them I am instantly happy. A smile on my face and a joyous feeling in my stomach, that's what food can do for me! And one of the things that I can not be in a bad mood while eating is a genuine Greek Gyro. Just typing the words makes my mouth water. The meat, the veggies and the sauce. Oh, the sauce! I have been known to get French fries on the side and dip them in the tzatziki sauce! If you've never had it, it's a creamy cucumber garlic sauce w/ a hint of dill. And inside the pita there is usually gyro meat (a combo of beef and lamb cooked on a spit), tomatoes and onions. Or at least, that's how they serve them at our favorite, King Gyro, here in Fort Wayne. It's a family owned business and they've been doing fabulous Greek food for years! So when Mystic Blue Spice Company provided me w/ my 2nd choice, Gyro Seasoning, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, only with a twist. See, I love gyro meat so much I knew w/o that spit turning in my kitchen I could never perfectly recreate it. So I figured I would do one w/ chicken to 1. let the flavor of the spice really shine through and 2. easily shred for easy pocket placement! These were so yummy, I ate three! The spice blend really gave the chicken that authentic gyro flavoring I was looking for, but at the same time wasn't over powering! Now, there are many great recipes for homemade tzatziki sauce out there, and I've even made it before, but this time I knew I was going to be in a rush, and I have found one at Walmart I really enjoy, so I took some help from them. By all means, you can make your own and the recipe will still be great! (I'm not the boss of you, I will never know!) If you didn't see the kickoff of this giveaway yesterday, click here for all the details and your chance to win!

Chicken Gyros
1 package chicken tenders
Olive Oil
Gyro Seasoning
Pita Pockets
Tzatziki Sauce
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced White Onion

Line a baking sheet w/ aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 400. Place chicken on pan, drizzle w/ olive oil  and liberally sprinkle w/ Gyro Seasoning. Toss to coat. Roast in oven for 20-30 minutes until golden and juices run clear. Let cool for 5 minutes and shred. In each pita pocket, place shredded chicken, a few tomatoes and onions. Top w/ tzatziki sauce.
*NOTE* This chicken is great made ahead. Roast and shred as directed above. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, in a skillet on medium heat, spray cooking spray. Place chicken in and sprinkle w/ a little extra seasoning. Stir until edges are a little crisp and its warmed through.

Shared on The Country Cook Feb. 24, 2012
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Family Meals and Cooking Tips said...

Hmmmm... Yummy! Everything about these Chicken Gyros spell COMFORT! The kind of food that will make any foodie happy :)

Unknown said...

These sound yummy! I would love to try their seasoning!