These homemade greek Chicken Gyros are the perfect combination of Greek-marinated chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, butter lettuce, on fluffy pita bread, and smothered in homemade tzatziki sauce! A wonderful recipe for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prep and enjoy for lunch all week!
Easy Greek Chicken Gyros
Here at The Wooden Skillet we love nothing more than a good Greek-inspired meal like our Greek Chicken Meatballs and our Gyro Bowls. They are blog favorites for a reason! And these quick chicken gyros do not disappoint. This is the best chicken gyro recipe we have ever tasted! And we know that you are going to love them too. Add any of your favorite toppings and serve them up for an easy weeknight dinner, even the kids can’t get enough of them.
Our Easy Weeknight Greek Chicken Bake is another great easy dinner option!
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One reason these are SO amazing (and easy) is the Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade – it is packed with the perfect Greek flavors and makes this recipe a breeze in the kitchen. We use it to marinate the chicken AND as a little dressing for the cucumber salad. Made with high-quality ingredients, this dressing is a staple in our house!
What You Will Need
- chicken gyro:
- boneless skinless chicken breast – this is what we used, but you could also use skinless chicken thighs or pre-cut chicken tenders if they have them at your local grocery stores.
- Greek vinaigrette – we absolutely love Primal Kitchen’s Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade! Or if you have the time you could make our homemade version.
- cherry tomatoes, english cucumbers, red onions, & butter lettuce – fresh vegetables that we used to top this delicious gyro!
- pita bread – find the option that works for you – white, whole wheat, or you could use naan bread too!
- other topping options – these would also be great with kalamata olives or feta cheese.
- homemade tzatziki sauce:
- plain Greek yogurt – the traditional base ingredient of this tasty sauce, feel free to use a dairy-free yogurt if needed.
- english cucumber – these bring a great fresh flavor and texture to the sauce.
- lemon juice – a little bit of acidity to help lighten and brighten the flavors!
- garlic – everything is better with garlic and it is a must for this.
- ground black pepper, dried dill, & fresh mint leaves – traditional flavors that go with any Greek-inspired recipe.
How To Make Chicken Gyros
To begin this simple gyro recipe, you will prep your chicken. If you are using boneless, skinless chicken breasts you can cut them into strips, otherwise feel free to buy chicken already cut into tenders.
Place the chicken tenders in a medium bowl and pour the Greek marinade on top. Toss to coat, cover with a piece of plastic wrap, and let them sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
While the chicken marinates, you have time to make your creamy tzatziki sauce! To begin this process you need to squeeze the excess water out of the cucumber and then place all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
After the chicken is done marinating, it’s time to bring a large cast iron skillet to medium heat and add a little olive oil. Once it is a hot skillet, you can add the chicken tenders to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (or until their internal temp is 165 degrees F – use a meat thermometer). This step might need to be done in batches.
Now it’s time to assemble! On top of the warm pita bread you can pile on the lettuce, tender chicken, fresh veggie toppings, and a large dollop of fresh tzatziki sauce.
Pro tip: use parchment paper to wrap up your gyros to help hold them together!
Can I Make Chicken Gyros Ahead Of Time
Absolutely!! Our recommendation would be to prep the vegetables & yogurt sauce, cook the chicken ahead of time, and then store them in separate containers in the refrigerator. Then when you are ready to serve them you can reheat the chicken and assemble them in minutes! You can store them with everything already assembled, but we have found that they can get a bit soggy.
What To Serve With Chicken Gyros
There are so many great options to serve along with these easy chicken gyros to make it a complete meal. We love enjoying them with a Greek cucumber salad, a whipped feta dip with a variety of items for dipping, or a Greek orzo salad! Some hummus and pita chips or veggies would also be amazing!
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Chicken Gyros – a delicious, easy recipe for homemade chicken gyros! The perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast*
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup English cucumbers, sliced and quartered
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced or thinly sliced
- butter lettuce
- 4 pieces pita bread (naan works well too)
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup English cucumber, peeled and diced
- 2–3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 teaspoon fresh mint leaves
- Marinate Chicken: Cut chicken into strips (about the size of a chicken tender). Place in a medium-sized bowl and season with a little salt and pepper. Pour 1/4 cup of the Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette over the chicken, toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes.
- Make Tzatziki Sauce: Meanwhile, make the easy tzatziki sauce. Squeeze out as much water from the cucumber as possible. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Blend until consistency is smooth. Taste and adjust any seasoning, as-desired. Place in refrigerator so that sauce can thicken.
- Prep Veggies: add cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion to a small mixing bowl. Toss with the remaining tablespoon of Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette.
- Cook Chicken: bring large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add tablespoon of olive oil; swirl to coat the pan. In batches, cook chicken 2-3 minutes per side or until fully cooked (chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.). Remove from pan and place on a plate.
- Make Gyros: take a piece of pita bread and place a couple pieces of butter lettuce on top. Add cooked chicken, tzatziki sauce, and the cucumber mixture. Enjoy!
- Chicken Breast: if you can find pre-cut chicken tenders, feel free to just buy those if you want.
- Dairy-Free: to make this recipe dairy-free use our Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce instead of the one written above.
- Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- Serving Size: 1 gyro
- Calories: 415
- Sugar: 7.9 g
- Sodium: 424.1 mg
- Fat: 8.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 44.9 g
- Protein: 40.9 g
- Cholesterol: 94.3 mg
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