Bulgur wheat is a nutritious Middle Eastern grain we can’t get enough of. It’s tender, slightly chewy, and adds a hearty consistency to this pita-less gyro dinner. Our chefs chose chicken thighs because of their deeper, richer flavor — not to mention irresistible crispness. But feel free to trim off some of the fat before cooking if you’d like!
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Heirloom Grape Tomatoes
Prep and cook the bulgur: Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the broiler (or grill) to high or oven to 500 degrees. Bring 1 cup water and a large pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Mince or grate the garlic. Zest and halve the lemon. Finely chop the oregano leaves. Add the bulgur to the boiling water, cover, and reduce to a low simmer for about 15 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat.
Toss the chicken in a large bowl with the paprika, a drizzle of olive oil, half the garlic, half the lemon zest, and half the oregano. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Place under the broiler for 12-15 minutes, until slightly charred and cooked through. Let rest 3-4 minutes. TIP: The chicken can also be cooked on a grill!
Grate 1 cucumber (about ¼ cup) with a box grater. In a small bowl, combine the grated cucumber, yogurt, a drizzle of olive oil, the remaining oregano and lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of garlic (to taste). Season generously with salt and pepper. Thin to a pourable consistency with about 1 Tablespoon water.
Thinly slice the romaine into ½-inch pieces. Halve the grape tomatoes. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the shallot. Thinly slice the remaining cucumber into rounds. Thinly slice the olives. Once rested, thinly slice the chicken.
Finish: Fluff the bulgur with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Plate the bulgur, then top with the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and shallot. Add the sliced chicken, drizzle on some tzatziki dressing, and enjoy!