Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros

From the warm pitas, to the marinated chicken and simple tzatziki sauce, these easy Chicken Gyros are everyones favorite! The perfect fresh and healthy meal for any time of year.

If you love international inspired foods that are kid-friendly, try my Pupusas, Korean Ground Beef bowls, or Chow Mein.

If you’re looking to “mix things up” and make something delicious that people of all ages will enjoy, these chicken gyros are IT! I know your family will LOVE them!

How to make Chicken Gyros:

  • Make the tzatziki yogurt sauce by combining all ingredients. Taste it and add more seasoning (lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper or cumin) to your liking. Set aside or refrigerate until later (can be made ahead).

Chicken Gyros

  • Combine all marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken. Marinate for at least 1-4 hours.
  • Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade, letting any excess sauce drip off.
  • Grill chicken for a few minutes on each side, flipping once, until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest before chopping into bite-size pieces.

Chicken Gyros

  • Toast or warm your pitas/flatbread. Layer pita with chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber and sauce.

Chicken Gyros

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make ahead: The marinade for the chicken and tzatziki sauce can be made 2-3 days in advance. For quick prep, chop the veggies hours before serving.

To Freeze: The raw chicken can be frozen in the marinade for up to 3 months (preferred method). Thaw overnight in the fridge, then cook chicken according to instructions. The cooked chicken can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then rewarm.

If you like these, consider trying these:

  • Chicken, Bacon, Avocado Wrap
  • Crispy BBQ Chicken Wrap
  • Honey BBQ Chicken Wrap
  • Crispy Southwest Wrap
  • Chicken Cashew Crunch Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap

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  • WP Recipe Maker #11008remove Chicken Gyros Chicken Gyros include delicious marinated chicken, grilled and layered on a pita with yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber. This fresh and healthy meal idea is one of our family favorites! Course: Main Course Cuisine: Mediterranean Keyword: chicken gyros, chicken gyros recipe, tzatziki sauce Prep Time: 15m Cook Time: 7m Total Time: 22m Servings: 6 Author: <a href=”https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/about/” target=”_self”>Lauren Allen</a> Marinade: – 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (*see note) – 2 Tablespoons olive oil – 2 Tablespoons lemon juice – 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or regular) – 2 teaspoons cumin – 2 cloves garlic , minced – 1 teaspoon ground tumeric – 1 teaspoon ground coriander – 1 teaspoon Kosher salt – 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon onion powder – 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , or more, to taste Yogurt Sauce – 1 cup plain Greek yogurt – 2 cloves garlic , minced – 1/2 teaspoon dried dill – 2 teaspoon lemon juice – salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste – 1 small piece of english cucumber , peeled and finely diced To Serve – 6 pita or flatbreads – Iceberg lettuce , chopped – cherry tomatoes , halved – red onion , sliced – cucumber , sliced For the marinade: 1) Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.  2) Add chicken to a large ziplock bag.  3) Pour marinade over chicken and squish everything together to coat well. Marinade for 1-4 hours.  For the Greek Yogurt Sauce: 1) Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce by combining all ingredients.  2) Taste it and add more seasoning (lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper or cumin) to your liking. Refrigerate. 3) Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade, letting any excess sauce drip off.  4) Grill chicken for a few minutes on each side, flipping once, until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest before chopping into bite-size pieces. 5) Toast or warm your pitas/flatbread. Layer pita with chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber and sauce. Enjoy! *I like to use breast filets, or if you’re chicken breasts are really thick you can slice the breast in half, lengthwise (called “butterfly”) to make two thinner pieces.  calories 402 carbohydrates 34 protein 41 fat 9 saturated_fat 1 cholesterol 98 sodium 880 potassium 725 fiber 1 sugar 1 vitamin_a 380 vitamin_c 5 calcium 111 iron 2.4  

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I originally shared this recipe August 2017. Updated May 2020 with process photos and more detailed instructions.

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