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Chicken Gyros Recipe

Marinated chicken surrounded with a creamy Tzatziki Sauce, red onion, cucumber slices and lettuce all wrapped up in warm pita bread. Yes, please!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinate Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken gyros, chicken gyros recipe, chicken sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, oregano, basil, garlic powder and kosher salt until blended.
  • Combine marinade and chicken in a plastic food storage bag and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
  • Grill chicken until juices run clear, turning once. Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then slice.
  • To assemble gyros, top pita breads with sliced chicken, red onion, lettuce and Tzatziki sauce then fold.


Makes 4 servings
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Make with boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Chicken can be marinated and cooked ahead
  • Add slices of cucumber
  • Add tomatoes to your sandwich
  • Garnish with fresh mint


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3697IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg