Start with crushing your garlic and mincing the cloves into tiny pieces. Now roll your lemon on the counter back and forth to release the juices inside, then proceed to juice your lemon ( I just use my hand with the lemon half fruit side up so that the seeds do not fall out in to the marinade) into a bowl with the garlic. Add in your 2 Tsp of Red Wine Vinegar, 2 Tbsp of EVOO and your minimum of 3 Tbsp of plain yogurt...finishing with the salt and pepper to your family's taste.
Once your marinade is prepared and ready toss in chicken one piece at time,making sure to coat each one well before covering them in the dish with wrap and placing in the fridge to bathe for at least 2 hours. The longer that your chicken can soak in the marinade tub the better as you want all those flavors to come through when you are eating your Gyoza.
Once you have your pitas prepped, cooked and ready to go place your rack on the top level and turn up the oven heat to Broil or Grill. Remove the chicken from the fridge and slice each piece butterfly style so that you have nice thin chicken breasts to place under the high heat. Place your chicken marinade and all under the heat, set to grill or broil and cook thoroughly.
Your chicken will get the nice grilled crispy ends...don't worry about that as it adds to the texture and flavor of the meat. Once the chicken is cooked completely remove from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before cutting so that you don't lose the juices before eating.
While the meat is resting, thinly slice some onions and chop some tomatoes. Grab one of your fresh pitas and lay some sliced chicken down the middle, top with your your veggies and a dollop of tzatziki sauce (you can make this or buy it...I have not made it myself but Annie's Eats has a fairly simple recipe if you would like to have a go with homemade). All that is left to do now is...ENJOY!
I am off now for some Chicago sightseeing...will be back as soon as I can with another tutorial.
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