This Greek quesadilla recipe is a combination of a Mexican quesadilla and a traditional Greek gyro.
On weekends we like to indulge in especially delicious, sometimes exotic foods. This weekend we decided to make Greek quesadillas. I was stoked.
I love gyros food recipes, traditional Greek food and other Mediterranean food. I’m also a huge fan of Mexican food. A good quesadilla and a margarita are a great combination. So, marrying these two recipes traditions was a win win for me.
Traditional Greek food
A traditional Greek gyro uses pita bread but there are a ton of carbs in pita. To make it low carb we used flat out wraps folding them in half cooking them on a skillet with the goodies melting inside.
For the gyro meat, we used grilled chicken breast. Our gyro marinade consisted of lemon, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. For the inside filler, we included sun dried tomatoes, spinach, olives, Tzatziki, and feta cheese. I love the way the sun-dried tomatoes enhance the flavor with a little sweet bite against the feta and the tzatziki. For the gyro seasoning we used, a Greek seasoning blend.
How to cook gyro meat for your Greek quesadilla
For this recipe we wanted to try to keep the meat non-greasy. Therefore, we utilized our convection oven and broiled our chicken. Start by, spraying the marinated chicken breast cutlets with an olive oil spray. We then sprinkled each piece with our Greek seasoning blend on both sides.
At 400 degrees, it only takes about 5 minutes of cook time per side. After cooking, we used a fork to shred the gyro meat before adding it to our flatout warp to include in our Greek quesadilla.
Assembling your chicken Greek quesadilla
After the meat is cooked, it’s time to move on to the assembly phase. Start by evenly spreading the tzatziki sauce onto the flatout wrap. Only add the remaining ingredients to one side of the wrap. Next, add the spinach. Third, pile on the chicken gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.
Finishing the Greek Quesadilla
The last step is to fold the other half of your Flatout wrap and adding it to a skillet over medium heat. Cook on each side until the bread turns a light colored brown and then flip and repeat.