EASY GREEK CHICKEN GYRO WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

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Packed with flavor and moist seasoned meat, Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce is a quick, easy, and nutritious dinner option that comes together in just 30 minutes! Fill these gyros with your favorite toppings for an easy, delicious Greek-inspired meal.

These chicken gyros are refreshing and perfect for summer with its fresh vegetables and homemade Tzatziki Sauce. Greek seasoned chicken can be made over the stove, grill, or air fryer.

Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

EASY GREEK CHICKEN GYRO WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

Based on research, Mediterranean cuisine ranks highest overall as a healthy diet to follow. A traditional Mediterranean diet consisting of large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish, and olive oil is effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, increasing lifespan, and healthy aging. As well, it can help lower inflammation in your body, improve blood vessel function and reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

All great reasons to add this recipe to your weekly or monthly rotation.

Chicken Gyro ingredients

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR GREEK CHICKEN GYRO WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

At first glance, this looks like a lot of ingredients. However, it’s mostly spices and comes together really quickly. The full recipe is below, you can click the ‘jump to recipe’ button to skip this narrative and go straight to the recipe if you prefer. 

  • Greek yogurt.
  • Cucumber.
  • Sea salt.
  • Garlic.
  • Lemon zest and juice.
  • Dill.
  • Olive oil.
  • Black pepper.
  • Chicken breasts. Cut your chicken into strips or chunks or you can use chicken tenderloins. As well, you can use chicken thighs.
  • Naan Bread. You can use pita bread, tortilla wraps, or whatever wraps you prefer.
  • Spring salad mix. Also, you can use your favorite salad mix or Romaine.
  • Feta cheeseGoat cheese is a good option too.
  • Kalamata olivesOr any variety of olives.
  • Cherry tomatoes. Or any tomatoes.
  • Cucumbers
  • Optional. Furthermore, non-traditional toppings that are tasty and a good way to get more veggies in your diet are red onions, bell peppers, pickled pepperoncini peppers, roasted red peppers, or sundried tomatoes.

Greek Chicken on naan

TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR CHICKEN GYROS

This is a good make-ahead meal because the longer the chicken marinates the more flavorful it becomes. You can make the chicken the night before and cook it the next day. Allow it to marinate for up to 24 hours in the fridge. As well, you can prep all the remaining ingredients for quick assembly once you cook the chicken.

I included a recipe for tzatziki sauce which is the traditional sauce for gyros. Tzatziki gets better after sitting for a few hours so mix it up after you marinate the chicken. Additionally, Green Goddess dressing is wonderful on gyros!! 

The chicken is tasty cooked on the grill, but you can also pan saute’ it. Even faster, cook the chicken at 380° for 15 minutes in your air fryer.

The leftovers stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator are good for up to 3 days.

If you serving gyros for a crowd, consider using kitchen twine, parchment paper, or aluminum foil to hold them together.

 Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH GYROS?

  1. Greek Pasta Salad
  2. Sundried Tomato Hummus
  3. Roasted Garlic Ranch potatoes
  4. Feta Dip
  5. Greek Rice
  6. Baked Feta & Tomatoes with Garlic
  7. Easy Greek Salad
  8. Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad
Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

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Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce
Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

EASY GREEK CHICKEN GYRO WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

Packed with flavor and moist seasoned meat, Easy Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce is a quick, easy, and nutritious dinner option that comes together in just 30 minutes!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
marinating (up to 24 hours): 23 hours
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 ounces Greek yogurt plain
  • ½ large cucumber cut in bite-size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 medium lemon zested
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dry dill
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Greek Seasoning for Chicken INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium  chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Chicken Wrap INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 medium naan bread
  • 1 cup spring salad mix
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Greek chicken

Instructions

  • See post above for substitutions

Tzatziki Sauce INGREDIENTS:

  • Squeeze most of the juice out of the cucumber before mixing it with the remaining ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients for the Tzatziki sauce into a blender, blend until smooth.
  • Transfer sauce into a bowl, cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Greek Seasoning for Chicken INGREDIENTS:

  • Using a gallon-sized bag, place all ingredients for the chicken seasoning into the bag, zip it closed, and massage it lightly to ensure all of the chicken is covered with the seasoning.
  • Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1-24 hours. Preheat the pan on the stove to medium heat, pour into the pan the chicken with the extra marinade.
  • Cook chicken until no longer pink, about 5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your chicken.

Make your wrap:

  • Place the naan bread on a clean surface and layer on ingredients, drizzle on the desired amount of Tzatziki sauce.
  • Wrap together and secure with kitchen twine. Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 761kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 2349mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 2mg
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