Pita bread stuffed with shredded chicken and diced tomatoes and Tzatziki
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Easy Chicken Gyros

Whether you make Chicken Gyros on the grill, in the Instant Pot, or in the Slow Cooker, you will fall in love with this Easy Gyro Recipe that is served with fresh tomatoes and onions and a homemade Tzatziki Sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

For the Tomatoes and Onions

  • 1 small red onion minced
  • 3-4 ripe roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Chicken Gyros

Instructions

Make Greek Marinade for Chicken

  • Mix together yogurt, lemon juice, and seasonings in large bowl or freezer bag. Submerge chicken breasts into marinade.
  • Let chicken marinade for at least 2-4 hours.

Cook Chicken

  • Chop Onions and Tomatoes

Assemble Chicken Gyros

    Grilled Chicken Gyros

    • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and grill on each side until the chicken reaches 165 degrees, about 5-6 minutes per side. Remove chicken from grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice into thin strips.

    Instant Pot Chicken Gryos

    • Remove chicken from marinade and place in oven safe dish that will fit inside pressure cooker. Place the rack inside the inner pot of your pressure cooker and pour in 1 cup of water. Place the dish with the chicken on the rack and close the lid. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes for chicken breasts. Let pressure release naturally. Shred chicken with two forks or hand held kitchen mixer.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

    • Remove chicken from marinade and place into slow cooker. Add in 1/2 cup chicken stock. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, or until chicken reaches and internal temperature of 165 degrees. Shred chicken with two forks or hand held kitchen mixer.

    Oven Baked Chicken Gyros

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and place on oven safe broiler pan or sheet pan. Bake chicken breasts for 18-20 minutes, or until chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice into thin strips.

    Prepare Tomatoes and Onions

    • Mix together diced tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, and chopped parsley. Season with pinch of salt and pepper.

    Assemble Chicken Gryos

    • Warm pita bread in dry skillet or microwave for 30 seconds, until soft and pliable.
    • Place 1/4-1/3 cup sliced or shredded chicken on center or each pita. Top with 1/4 cup diced red onions and tomatoes. Generously dollop Tzatziki Sauce over Chicken Gryo.

    Notes

    • It is a great idea to prepare double the chicken and freeze cooked chicken to enjoy Chicken Gryos at a later date. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg