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Skinny Chicken Gyros

Is it wrong to dream up imaginary errands just for an excuse to eat a delicious gyro from the stand down the street? ….because that’s what I do all too much … we must need paper towels, and oh, how about a gyro? With that, I knew there must be a better way and begin testing at home gyro recipes. I tried recipes with beef, lamb, turkey, and chicken (all of which were delicious) but perhaps my favorite was the chicken version based of one of Alton Brown’s recipes.  Serve it up in a warm pita with some skinny tzatziki – delicious.

Skinny Chicken Gyros
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 oz of gyro meat
Nutritional Info: 160 calories, 1.7 g of fat, .4 g of carbohydrates, .4 g of fiber, 27 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

1  lb extra lean ground chicken (5-7% fat)
1/4 white  onion
1/2 tbsp marjoram
1/2 tbsp ground rosemary
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh black ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. In a food processor, pulse together the onion and garlic until they form a paste. Remove from the food processor and press into a paper towel or cheesecloth to remove excess water.

3.  Combine the ground chicken, marjoram, rosemary, onion and garlic mixture, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

4. Form into a small meatloaf and bake on a sheet pan for 50-60 minutes until cooked through. Slice very thinly and enjoy!

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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5 Response to Skinny Chicken Gyros

  1. Anne on March 23, 2011

    Do the points plus include the pita that it’s on? I don’t see it listed in the ingredients.

    • admin on March 23, 2011

      The points listed do not include the pita. I used a whole wheat pita that had 2 points plus with mine.

  2. Shannon on June 12, 2012

    I tried this with the SKinny Tzatziki and it was amazing! I love being able to eat without guilt!

  3. cassie on March 13, 2014

    I couldn’t find ground rosemary in the store. Can you use regular or would there be a big difference? What would the measurement be with regular if you can substitute?

    • Bernadette DeMone on January 24, 2015

      I would just crumble the whole rosemary and use approximately the same amount. Adding spices and herbs is always a personal preference so a bit more or less won’t make that much difference.


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