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This recipe is a Greek-inspired take on nachos, a Tex-Mex classic. The gyro-spiced chicken is beautifully flavoured and combined with olives and feta cheese, then laid on a bed of baked pita chips and topped with homemade tzatziki.

Yield:
4 to 6
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
25 minutes
Photo of Greek-Style Chicken Gyro Nachos

Recipe by Dairy Farmers of Ontario Milk Calendar 2021

Equipment

  • bowl
  • oven
  • baking sheet
  • large skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced red onion
  • 12 oz (375 g) chopped boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dry oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each, salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted and sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium, chopped vine-ripened tomato
  • TZATZIKI
  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated and squeezed dry cucumber
  • 1 large clove garlic, rasped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • BAKED PITA CHIPS
  • 3 round pocket-style pitas
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) melted butter
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dry oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Instructions

  1. Tzatziki: In a bowl, stir together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill and salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  2. Baked Pita Chips: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Separate pitas around the circumference into 2 flat circles and place 3 on baking sheet. Stir together butter and oregano and brush over pitas. Sprinkle with half of the salt and bake for about 4 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining pitas. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add chicken, oregano, salt and pepper and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink inside. 
  4. Break up pita chips into large ‘chip’-size pieces and spread evenly over parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with olives and feta. Bake for about 5 minutes or until feta melts slightly. Remove from oven and drizzle with tzatziki and tomato to serve.

Tips

  • For more pita chips, increase pitas to 4 or double the recipe and use 6 pitas for added crunch to serve alongside the main dish.
  • Try adding fresh toppings like shredded lettuce, herbs or cucumber after baking.

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