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Quick Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Quick Chicken Gyros — chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean spices, creamy tzatziki, and crumbled feta wrapped in warm pita bread.

chicken gyro with tzatziki sauce, salsa, and feta

Chicken Gyros are one of my go-to quick and easy meals. Prep and cook time is minimal making it perfect for weeknights. The ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and stored for future meals. And best of all, these gyros are nutrient rich with tons of veggies, lean protein, and healthy fats.

Ingredients

cooked chicken

Chicken tenderloins
Olive oil
Greek seasoning
Kosher salt
Pita bread 
Feta cheese
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Red onion
Cucumbers
Parsley
Tzatziki sauce– This sauce can homemade (recipe in the card) or store-bought.

Homemade tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki ingredients in a bowl

Tzatziki sauce is a creamy Mediterranean spread make of Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and spices like dried dill. It adds a contrasting creaminess to the chicken and vegetables in gyros.
To make tzatziki, add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

How to make chicken gyros

chicken with greek seasoning and olive oil in a bowl

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Greek seasoning, and kosher salt then add the chicken tenderloins.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat until smoky. Pan sear the chicken for 3 minutes on both sides until done. Set the chicken aside.

How to build a chicken gyro

spreading Tzatziki on a pita

To build a gyro, start by warming the pitas as you would a flour tortilla. I pop them into the microwave for about 30 seconds.

chicken gyro with salsa and feta

Spread a generous amount of tzatziki on the pita followed by shredded lettuce, a chicken tender, feta, and any other garnish that you prefer.

Serving suggestions

Mediterranean Greek salsa on a platter with sliced vegetables

Chicken gyros are best served with warm pita bread and an array of fresh vegetables (see the ingredient list). I served these gyros with delicious homemade salsa made of the same ingredients used as garnishes. You might also like to try them with a side of pasta salad.

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Quick Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Quick Chicken Gyros — chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean spiced, creamy tzatziki, and crumbled feta wrapped in warm pita bread.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 35 mins

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken tenderloins 6-8 pieces
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 tsp greek seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 pita bread rounds

Tzatziki

  • 1 1/2 c greek yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

Garnishes

  • feta cheese crumbles
  • shredded lettuce
  • plum tomatoes
  • sliced red onion
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Season the chicken in a bowl with the olive oil, greek seasoning, and kosher salt. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium flame and sear the chicken for 3 minutes on each side. Temperature should read 165° when done.
  • Peel, seed, and grate the cucumber with a cheese grater. Use a mesh cloth or strainer to press as liquid from the cucumber shreds as possible. Add the shreds to a bowl with the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, dill, cumin, salt, and white pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until needed.
  • To serve build individual chicken gyro according to taste using the pita, tzatziki, and garnishes. See post for suggestions.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, pita bread
Servings: 6
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Ty

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