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DIY gyros board recipe

DIY gyros board recipe

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Let the family build their own DIY Greek-inspired gyros in this fun and flavoursome midweek banger. Arrange smoky chicken, toasted flatbreads and crunchy veggies on a board with homemade garlic yogurt and start building. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 45 mins
  • 798 calories / serving


  • 2 baking potatoes, cut into finger-sized chips, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 British chicken legs, excess skin trimmed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced​
  • 1 lemon
  • 250g Nightingale Farms cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g Creamfields low-fat natural yogurt
  • 4 x Greek-style folded flatbreads
  • ½ cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 15g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    37g 53%
  • Saturates

    8g 42%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.4g 24%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.3g Protein 47.8g Fibre 6.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7.
  2. On a large baking tray, toss the potatoes and 1 tbsp oil together until evenly coated. Roast for 35-40 mins, tossing frequently, until crisp and cooked throughout. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, on a separate baking tray, toss the chicken legs in 1 tbsp oil, the smoked paprika and 2 crushed garlic cloves. Turn skin-side up and roast for 40 mins until the skin is golden and crisp and they ‘re cooked throughout. Shred the meat and season with a grind of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
  4. Meanwhile, toss the red onion in the juice from half the lemon and a pinch of salt. Set aside to pickle for 30 mins until bright pink, then mix in the tomatoes and a pinch of parsley.
  5. Mix the yogurt with the remaining crushed garlic clove.
  6. Warm the flatbreads in the oven for 1 min.
  7. Arrange the flatbreads, shredded chicken, garlic yoghurt, tomato and onion salad and cucumber on a large plate or platter and scatter with parsley for everyone to build their own gyros at the table.

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