Chicken Gyros Recipe

Chicken Gyros
Greek Chicken Gyros are easy, flavorful, make ahead and healthy – winning! The combination of juicy Greek lemon chicken, creamy cucumber dill tzatziki, fresh crisp veggies, and tangy feta wrapped in warm pita bread is out of this world. While the chicken marinates, you can prep the tzatziki and chop the veggies, so all you have to do is cook the chicken at dinner time. These chicken gyros are excellent for meal prep, make ahead lunch/dinners, entertaining and leftovers - instructions included.

Prep Time 20 minutes + marinating
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 people

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2" thickness
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tsp EACH cumin, dried basil, onion powder, sugar, salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH pepper, paprika
  • 4-6 flatbreads/pitas
  • 3 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled, sliced, halved
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • feta to taste
  • 1 recipe Tzatziki Sauce
  • Chicken Gyros
  1. Whisk together all of the Greek Marinade ingredients in a shallow bowl or large freezer bag and add chicken. Marinate 4-8 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Remove chicken from fridge and let sit at room temperature 20-30 minutes before cooking.
  1. Prepare Tzatziki Sauce according to recipe directions while the chicken marinates. Tzatziki is best made in advance and allowed to chill at least one hour in the refrigerator.
  1. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once very hot, drain chicken from marinade, pat dry and add to skillet (work in batches if needed).
  2. Cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, or until nicely browned on one side. Turn chicken over, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for approximately 4-6 more minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Remove to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  1. Grease and preheat the grill to medium heat, 375-450°F.
  2. Grill chicken undisturbed for for 5-7 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. (An inserted thermometer should read 165 degrees F.) Remove chicken from grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  1. Top pitas with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, chicken and tzatziki sauce.
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