Gyro-Style Chicken Bowls with Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Couscous

Gyro-Style Chicken Bowls

with Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Couscous

25 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this fresh, hearty spin on the classic Greek street food favorite, fluffy couscous combines with crisp veggies to create the vibrant base for our za’atar-spiced chicken and onion. It’s all brought together with a drizzle of creamy lemon yogurt, plus a garnish of crunchy almonds.

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Prepare the ingredients & make the lemon yogurt:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the lemon yogurt:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Medium dice the cucumbers. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the peppers. Combine in a medium bowl; add the vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon purée, and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper.

Cook the couscous:
2 Cook the couscous:

In a medium pot, combine the couscous, demi-glace, and 3/4 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, turn off the heat. Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender. Fluff with a fork.

Cook the chicken & onion:
3 Cook the chicken & onion:

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chicken and sliced onion in an even layer; season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the za’atar. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Finish the couscous & serve your dish:
4 Finish the couscous & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked couscous, add the seasoned vegetables (including any liquid). Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished couscous topped with the cooked chicken and onion, lemon yogurt, almonds, and remaining za’atar. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & make the lemon yogurt:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the lemon yogurt:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Medium dice the cucumbers. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the peppers. Combine in a medium bowl; add the vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon purée, and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper.

2 Cook the couscous:

In a medium pot, combine the couscous, demi-glace, and 3/4 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, turn off the heat. Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender. Fluff with a fork.

Cook the couscous:
Cook the chicken & onion:
3 Cook the chicken & onion:

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chicken and sliced onion in an even layer; season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the za’atar. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

4 Finish the couscous & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked couscous, add the seasoned vegetables (including any liquid). Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished couscous topped with the cooked chicken and onion, lemon yogurt, almonds, and remaining za’atar. Enjoy!

Finish the couscous & serve your dish:
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