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Chicken Gyros

These Greek Chicken Gyros are a healthy Greek marinated chicken recipe topped with fresh tzatziki sauce. You can make your own pitas or just eat the chicken with toppings by itself.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chicken gyro recipe, chicken gyros
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 regular cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil

For the chicken:

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon 2-3 Tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • To assemble: Pita bread
  • Fresh tomatoes seeded and diced
  • Red onion sliced thin

Instructions

  1. Shred the cucumber or chop in food processor. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  4. Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet or with the broiler. Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Source: Annie's Eats