Chicken Gyros & Za'atar Baked Fries
Who doesn't love a street food classic? Think a compact of flavour all wrapped up in a buttery soft naan... Sound appealing? It should! These greek marinated chicken gyros, with za'atar baked fried are perfect for a filling lunch or a laid back dinner. Scroll for the full recipe.
Serves - 4 Prep - 30 mins or overnight Cook - 25 mins
For the chicken
6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs diced
1 tbsp of dried oregano
2 tbsp of smoked paprika
1 tbsp of dried thyme
6 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp pepper
2 bay leaves
1 lemon juiced
4 medium naan's / 4 pittas / 4 green flatbreads (ideally naan)
Tzatziki shop bought or homemade recipe - here
10 cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
hot sauce (optional)
For the za'atar fries
5 medium potatoes (I used maris piper)
1tbsp of garlic salt
3 tbsp of za'atar (if you can;t find use cumin)
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 6. Place the diced chicken in a bowl and add the: garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, pepper, lemon juice and bay leaves. mix it all together and either marinate over night or leave on the side for 20 minutes.
2. Onto the fries, peel and cut the potatoes into fry size pieces. Add to a baking tray and cover with a generous helping of olive oil, then sprinkle over the za'atar, garlic salt and salt & pepper. Mix the seasoning evenly into the fries and bake for 25 mins, tuning half way through.
3. In the meantime, pan fry the chicken for 7-10 mins or until cooked through (no longer pink inside.
4 Once the fries are cooked ( should be crispy and soft inside) add to chop sticks or skewers and grill for another 7 mins tuning every 2-3 mins. Leave the fries underneath to keep warm.
5. Once the chicken has crisped, remove from the grill and slice the tomato's, radishes, red onion and lay out the rocket
6. Warm the naan's in the microwave for 1/2 mins or until soft. Now assemble the gyros, tzatziki first followed by radishes, rocket, tomatoes, onions, chicken and top with the fries and hot sauce (if using) roll and you're all done.