Greek Chicken Gyros with Authentic Tzatziki Sauce

 This Greek Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices, topped with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread for a delicious meal you will want to make again and again!

This Greek Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices, topped with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread for a delicious meal you will want to make again and again!

This Greek Chicken Gyro recipe is so easy to make and so flavorful!

It has a great yogurt marinade to make the chicken extremely moist and tender with spices for a fresh Greek taste.

I tried two different combinations of spices and had my family vote on which chicken gyro seasoning was better. 

The vote was unanimous because this version had a bold, rich, gyro taste! 

This recipe is a great addition to our other gyro recipes: Beef Gyros, Lamb Gyros, Lamb and Beef Gyros.

For a party, consider adding some of our Greek Mezes, or small plates too.

Awesome Recipe for Entertaining Guests

This Greek Gyros recipe is awesome for entertaining any sized group. It is awesome because it is easy to prepare these homemade gyros in advance. It is easy make more for the number of guests you will have. And, the best thing about this easy gyro recipe is that you just setup the buffet and let your guests make their own tasty chicken gyros the way that they like them!

How to Make Chicken Gyros at Home

Here is the process of How to Make Gyros!

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Make this Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce a few hours in advance or overnight.

Marinate the Chicken

Next, assemble the ingredients for the Greek chicken gyro marinade. 2 lbs. chicken breast tenders, boneless, skinless; 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, full fat; 3 tablespoons lemon juice; 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar; 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil; 3 teaspoons minced garlic; 2 teaspoons marjoram; 2 teaspoons rosemary; 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano ; 1 teaspoon onion powder; 1 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Chicken Gyro Marinade Ingredients

Measure the marinade ingredients and put them into a 1 gallon zip top plastic bag.

Chicken Gyro Marinade Ingredients

Close the bag and then massage the bag to mix well.

Chicken Gyro Marinade Ingredients

Add the chicken tenders to the zip top bag, close the bag and then massage the bag so that each chicken tender is well covered by the marinade.

Place the bag in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 3 hours. 12 hours works the best, but don’t marinate it longer than 24 hours or your chicken will be too mushy.

Chicken Gyro Marinade Ingredients

Next, prepare the vegetables by dicing the cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.

Also, get the feta cheese ready for the Greek Gyro toppings. 

If you let the tzatziki sauce yogurt mix chill before adding the cucumber and dill, then now is the time to finish the sauce for gyros now.

Homemade Chicken Gyro Toppings

Warm the Pita Bread

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Just before you cook the chicken, place the pita breads on a baking sheet and place them in the oven to be warmed.

Cook the Chicken

After the chicken has marinated and you are almost ready to serve the gyros, then it is time to cook the chicken.  

You can cook the chicken on an outdoor grill, an indoor grill pan or a skillet. Brush the grill,  grill pan or skillet with olive oil, then preheat using medium high heat.

After the grill or pan is hot, remove the chicken from the marinade bag and place on the grill or in the pan.

Cooking Homemade Chicken Gyros

Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side (cooking time depends on the size of chicken tenders), until they are golden brown and thoroughly cooked with an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cooking Chicken Gyros at Home

Remove the chicken from the grill or pan and place onto a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Doesn’t that grilled chicken gyro meat just look delicious with all those spices? Trust me, it doesn’t just look delicious, it is delicious, tender and moist. My mouth is already watering. Yours?

Cooked Chicken Gyros Meat

Slice the chicken tenders and put them on a serving plate so that you can assemble the chicken gyros.

Greek Chicken Gyros Buffet

Assemble the Greek Chicken Gyros

Okay, so now that everything is ready, let’s assemble a Greek Chicken Tzatziki wrap, starting with the pita or flat bread.

Lay out a warmed pita bread onto a plate.

Assemble a Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro

Place sliced chicken down the middle of the bread.

Assemble a Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro

Now, spoon lots of Authentic Greek Tzatziki sauce on top of the chicken. My advice is to go big here so that you are sure to have lots of tzatziki sauce in your gyro.

Messy, drippy gyros are the best gyros!

Assemble a Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro

Add the vegetables that you like…cucumber, tomatoes and red onion for me.

Assemble a Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro

After the veggies, add some feta cheese crumbles and if you like, sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.

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Here’s the Recipe!

This Greek Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices, topped with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread for a delicious meal you will want to make again and again!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Authentic Tzatziki Sauce

This Greek Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices, topped with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread for a delicious meal you will want to make again and again!

Yield: 8 Gyros
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

Gyro Wrappers

  • 8 pita breads or flatbreads

Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast tenders, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Chicken Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, full fat
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Garnish

  • 1 cup seeded and finely diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely diced cucumbers (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely diced flat leaf (Italian) Parsley (optional)

Instructions

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Make this Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce a few hours in advance or overnight.

Marinate the Chicken

  1. Measure the marinade ingredients and put them into a 1 gallon zip top bag, close the bag and then massage the bag to mix well.
  2. Add the chicken tenders to the zip top bag, close the bag and then massage the bag so that each chicken tender is well covered by the marinade.
  3. Place the bag in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 3 hours. 12 hours works the best, but don’t marinate it longer than 24 hours or your chicken will be too mushy.

Warm the Pita Bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Just before you cook the chicken, place the pita breads on a baking sheet and place them in the oven to be warmed.

Cook the Chicken

  1. You can cook the chicken on an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan. Brush the grill / grill pan with olive oil, then preheat using medium high heat.
  2. After the grill / grill pan is hot, remove the chicken from the marinade bag and place on the grill / grill pan.
  3. Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side (cooking time depends on the size of chicken tenders), until they are golden brown and thoroughly cooked with an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill / grill pan and place onto a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice the chicken tenders and put on a serving plate.

Assemble the Gyros

  1. Lay out a warmed pita bread.
  2. Place sliced chicken down the middle of the pita bread.
  3. Top the chicken with an ample amount of tzatziki sauce.
  4. Garnish the top of the tzatziki sauce with cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese and optionally parsley.
  5. Fold up the pita bread and enjoy!

Nutrition

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 664|Total Fat: 29g|Saturated Fat: 7g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 19g|Cholesterol: 69mg|Sodium: 540mg|Carbohydrates: 68g|Fiber: 4g|Sugar: 5g|Protein: 32g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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January 22, 2021 | Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by Linda

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