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Grilled Chicken Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki

Grilled Chicken Gyros feature flavorful marinated chicken, grilled indoors, outdoors or broiled, and served with soft wrap bread or pita and homemade tzatziki sauce. A fun twist on classic gyros!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marination Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4


For the Marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper (use when cooking chicken)

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 16 ounces low fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice

For Serving the Gyros:

  • Soft Wrap Bread or pitas (see note)
  • tzatziki sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • diced tomatoes
  • sliced onions
  • fresh parsley (to garnish, optional)


Marinate the Chicken:

  • Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, yogurt, and oregano in a bowl.
  • Transfer marinade and chicken breasts to a resealable plastic bag, making sure the chicken is coated completely. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Make the Tzatziki:

  • Shred cucumber and squeeze out as much liquid as possible using a thin kitchen / tea towel or paper towels.
  • Mix together all ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes or more before serving.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Preheat a grill pan, an outdoor grill, or a broiler. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, and broil until cooked through, approximately 8 minutes per side. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
  • Meanwhile, heat pitas. One way to do this is by lightly spraying with olive oil and sticking on the burner of a gas stove for a few seconds per side.
  • Top pitas with chicken, tzatziki, tomatoes, and onion.


Soft Wrap Bread recipe
Source: Adapted from Elly Says Opa!
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword chicken, gluten free, main dish