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When I was a kid, French fries were my go-to snack, especially in the summer months whenever my parents and I used to spend the day outside at Wonderland, at the CNE and by the pool. As the days get shorter and colder this December don’t we all wish we could go back to summer? Even though we’re heading into winter, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy fries all year long – especially when they’re healthy and oven-baked!
With the holidays coming up, it might be a bit tougher than usual to eat healthy, but with this Greek Gyro Fries recipe up your sleeve, you’ll feel like you’re indulging without any of the guilt. This dish combines our favourite Greek salad toppings with deliciously juicy Greek chicken along with fresh parsley and oregano for a satisfying, supreme-fries type of dish. Finished off with Hidden Valley Tzatziki dressing (the bottle already has a handy spout just made for drizzling!), this is going to be your next go-to weekend meal for the next few weeks!
We make loaded French fries with different toppings a couple times a month because they are soooo good. It’s a fun way to customize our meals and add our own toppings, bringing us together after a long day of work to relax and catch up. If you’re like us and loaded oven fries are right up your alley, then you’ll probably also love these Chilli Cheese Fries and these Loaded Tater Tots. I mean, who ever gets sick of fries?
This dish gives you an excuse to step away from Canada and travel to Greece. I’ve never been to Greece, but it is at the top of my travel list. I mean, I already love Greek flavours and cuisine so I would fit in there well, right?
Now I know you’re probably wondering what’s drizzled overtop of these delicious looking fries. Hidden Valley (you know, everyone’s favourite ranch dressing?) has come out with a new Greek Tzatziki line, which just so happens to be one of our favourite flavours associated with Greek food.
With this recipe you can either use the Hidden Valley Greek Tzatziki dressing, or you can make the Greek Tzatziki dip with Greek yogurt from scratch. Both are very creamy and have fabulous zesty, punchy flavours. It’s the perfect topping for these Greek fries, and for pretty much anything you can think of – falafels, shawarma, Greek potatoes, you name it! It helps that the dressing is low-calorie and even has a higher protein count than most salad dressings – double win!
Will you be trying this Greek Gyro Fries with Chicken and Tzatziki recipe? If you do be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter – we’d love to see what you come up with!!
- 2 chicken breasts
- ⅛ cup olive oil
- ⅛ cup freshly squeeze lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 russet potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Red onion
- Kalamata olives
- Banana peppers
- Fresh parsley, cilantro and/or oregano
- Hidden Valley Tzatziki dressing and/or dip
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Marinate chicken breasts by mixing together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and letting sit in a plastic bag with chicken for 15 minutes.
- Cook chicken in the oven for 30-32 minutes in an oven safe dish once ready.
- While chicken is marinating, wash potatoes and cut them into relatively thin (about ½ inch thick) fries using a sharp knife or mandolin.
- Soak fries in water and rinse away starch, then dry with a towel and place into large bowl. Toss fries with olive oil, chili powder, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper and place on oven sheet. Cook in oven for 12 minutes each side, flipping fries once.
- Fries and chicken should be ready to come out of the oven around the same time, so while they are both cooking start prepping your toppings!
- Top Greek fries with chicken, your favourite toppings, sprinkle with your fave herbs and spices, then finish by drizzling Hidden Valley's Tzatziki dressing overtop!