Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

This Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices. Place the chicken in pita bread and then top it with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese. Enjoy this delicious meal that you’ll want to make again and again!

Pitas filled with Greek gyro chicken, fresh veggies, and creamy tzatziki, offering a delightful Mediterranean flavor burst on a white plate.

Hey there! I’m head over heels for this effortless Chicken Gyro recipe – its simplicity and flavor are everything! The yogurt marinade brings tenderness to the chicken, and the spices sprinkle Greek magic in every bite.

I adore how this recipe cozies up perfectly alongside our other gyro superstars like Beef Gyros and Lamb Gyros. Planning a party? Jazz it up with some of our Greek Mezes, the small plates that always make a grand entrance!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • This Greek Chicken Gyros recipe is easy to prepare. It’s perfect for anyone who values ease and convenience in the kitchen.
  • This recipe is nutrient-rich. Filled with lean chicken, fresh vegetables, and herbs, this gyro is not only delicious but also a healthy meal.
  • This recipe is flexible, and the toppings can be customized to fit individual tastes and dietary needs.

Recipe Ingredients

Nutrient-rich ingredients assembled on a table for our Chicken gyro meal.
  • Chicken Breast Tenders: These tender pieces soak up the marinade, making every bite juicy and flavorful. The chicken is the hearty center, bringing a rich and satisfying taste to the gyro.
  • Pita Breads or Flatbreads: These soft breads hold all the tasty ingredients together. They are slightly sweet and necessary.
  • Greek Yogurt: This creamy ingredient helps make the chicken soft and delicious. It also balances out the spices.
  • Tzatziki Sauce: This sauce adds a fresh and herbal taste to the gyro. It brings moisture and a burst of flavor.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations

Explore exciting gyro variations to tantalize your taste buds.

Swap tzatziki for homemade hummus. Consider making hummus from scratch for an extra special touch.

For a vegetarian-friendly gyro, you can try it with fried eggplant or opt for all-vegetable Greek salad gyros.

If you’re a fan of spicy foods, you can turn up the heat with spicy gyro variations. Experiment with the following for a fiery kick:

  • Jalapeños
  • Chili Flakes
  • Dash of Hot Sauce

How to Make Chicken Gyros at Home

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Step #1: Make this Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce a few hours in advance or overnight.

Marinate the Chicken

Step #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.

Chicken marinade in a bag for greek chicken gyros.

Step #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.

Marinated chicken in a zip top bag.

Step #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

Step #1: 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

Step #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.

Step #2: After the grill/grill pan is hot, remove the chicken from the marinade bag and place it on the grill/grill pan.

Chicken on a pan.

Step #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.

Cooking chicken until golden brown.

Step #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.

Grilled chicken resting on a cutting board.

Step #5: Slice the chicken tenders and put them on a serving plate so that you can assemble the chicken gyros.

All the Chicken Gyro ingredients prepared on the table ready for assemble.

Assemble the Chicken Gyros

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

Step #1: Lay out a warmed pita bread onto a plate. Place sliced chicken down the middle of the bread. 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. Add the vegetables that you like…cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion. After the veggies, add some feta cheese crumbles and if you like, sprinkle the chopped parsley on top. Fold up the pita bread and enjoy the symphony of flavors in this delicious, Greek Chicken Gyro sandwich that you made at home!

Chicken Gyro on pita bread with feta cheese crumbles, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top.

Expert Tips

  • Cook the chicken in a skillet, bake it, or grill it for a smoky flavor. Grilling gives the chicken a unique, smoky, and charred taste that is incredibly delightful.
  • For extra flavor, brush pitas and chicken with infused oil. It adds a remarkable depth of taste, making the gyro even more delightful and savory.
  • Keep aluminum foil and napkins ready. The foil helps hold the gyro, and napkins manage the delicious mess that comes with enjoying a well-stuffed gyro.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a gyro recipe with other meats?

Absolutely! We highly recommend our Lamb and Beef Gyro with Authentic Tzatziki for another delicious meal.

How does a gyro taste?

A gyro is tasty, with seasoned meat (like lamb, beef, or chicken), fresh veggies, spices, and creamy tzatziki sauce. It’s rich, herby, and slightly tangy due to the yogurt sauce.

Is gyro meat good for losing weight?

Gyro meat, particularly lamb or beef, is fattier. For weight loss, choose gyros with lean meats like chicken or turkey and limit toppings and sauces.

Is a gyro good on the Mediterranean diet?

Gyros with fresh vegetables, lean proteins like chicken or turkey, whole grain pita, and yogurt-based tzatziki align with the Mediterranean diet.

Chicken gyro with tangy, tzatziki sauce in heavenly pita on a plate.

Storage Info

You can store the chicken and pita separately in airtight containers in the fridge. These can stay fresh for 3-5 days. For pitas, reheat as in the recipe. Securely store veggies to maintain crispness.

Reheat gyro components separately to maintain quality. For chicken, use the microwave in 30-second bursts, or gently warm in a skillet with olive oil. In an oven, cover the chicken with foil and heat at 350°F for 10 minutes.

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Chicken Gyro Recipe

Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

This Chicken Gyros recipe has the most tender, marinated grilled chicken seasoned with all your favorite gyro spices. Place the chicken in pita bread and then top it with authentic tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese. Enjoy this delicious meal that you'll want to make again and again!
4.3 from 63 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Gyros
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Linda
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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
Marinate the Chicken
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
  • After the grill / grill pan is hot, remove the chicken from the marinade bag and place on the grill / grill pan.
  • 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.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill / grill pan and place onto a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken tenders and put on a serving plate.
Assemble the Gyros
  • Lay out a warmed pita bread onto a plate. Place sliced chicken down the middle of the bread. 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. Add the vegetables that you like…cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion. After the veggies, add some feta cheese crumbles and if you like, sprinkle the chopped parsley on top. Fold up the pita bread and enjoy the symphony of flavors in this delicious, Greek Chicken Gyro sandwich that you made at home!

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Storage Info

You can store the chicken and pita separately in airtight containers in the fridge. These can stay fresh for 3-5 days. For pitas, reheat as in the recipe. Securely store veggies to maintain crispness.

Reheat gyro components separately to maintain quality. For chicken, use the microwave in 30-second bursts, or gently warm in a skillet with olive oil. In an oven, cover the chicken with foil and heat at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg

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