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Close up shot of a chicken gyro with tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.

Chicken Gyro Recipe

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired


Chicken Gyros – a delicious, easy recipe for homemade chicken gyros! The perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love!



Chicken Gyros

  • 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 cucumberpeeled and diced
  • 23 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlicminced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoon fresh mint leaves


  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Prep Veggies: add cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion to a small mixing bowl. Toss with the remaining tablespoon of Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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