Chicken Gyro topped with tzatziki sauce

Chicken Gyro

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken Gyro, Greek gyro
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 gyros
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
Chicken Gyro – an easy to make sandwich, great for both lunch and dinner. Served with fresh vegetables and tzatziki sauce.
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Ingredients

For the chicken marinade:

  • 1 lb. chicken breast sliced into ½-inch strips
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 medium clove garlic pressed or minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Gyro:

  • Pita bread
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced onion
  • Feta cheese

Instructions

  • Marinate the chicken. Place the chicken in a medium bowl and add all of the marinade ingredients. Mix it well, cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Make the tzatziki. Grate the cucumber and squeeze the excess liquid out with your hands. Discard the liquid. Place the cucumber in a mixing bowl with the rest of the tzatziki ingredients and mix well.
  • Cook the chicken. Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken slices and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Slice the chicken into thin strips.
  • Make the Gyro! Warm the pita bread (in the oven or microwave). Add a bit of shredded lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, and chicken on top. Drizzle with a generous amount of tzatziki and feta cheese, if desired. Fold the gyro* in half and serve.

Video

Notes

*Follow my video instructions above if you’d like to learn how to fold the gyro.
PLEASE NOTE, that nutrition label does not include additional gyro toppings, such as: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2.1mg