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.
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.
For Grilled Chicken
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 ½ 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.
Chop Onions and Tomatoes
Mix together diced tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, and chopped parsley. Season with pinch of salt and pepper.
Warm pita bread in dry skillet or microwave for 30 seconds, until soft and pliable.
Place ¼-1/3 cup sliced or shredded chicken on center or each pita. Top with ¼ cup diced red onions and tomatoes. Generously dollop Tzatziki Sauce over Chicken Gryo.
It is a great idea to prepare double the chicken and freeze cooked chicken to enjoy Chicken Gryos at a later date.