A Greek version of the döner kebab, Gyros are traditionally cooked on a vertical rotisserie. This should not come as a surprise, when the name of this dish literally translates to "turn" - the motion that is required to cook it evenly on all sides.
While a vertical rotisserie may not be easily available to most households, we tried to do this meal justice with some common kitchen utensils.
Alternatively, for a closer resemblance to the original process, one could simply place half of a large onion on a cookies sheet, stab it in the middle with a skewer and then stack chicken pieces on top. While the turning motion would still not be part of the cooking process, the meat would still be cooked vertically.
To make for a full meal, one only needs to add to the chicken some fluffy Greek pitas, fresh veggies and a bit of Tzatziki sauce.
We made ours from scratch - since it is incredibly easy to put together (recipe below).
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