Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

I was in the mood for a Greek gyro so I decided to make some using chicken breasts. I marinated the chicken in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings then cooked them in my grill pan. I placed the sliced chicken in the warm pita bread slathered in Tzatizi Sauce, mixed greens, kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. These gyros were healthy, delicious, and my entire family gobbled them up. I loved that my kids really liked them, although my son opted for no tzatiki sauce on his gyro.

Make the tzatiki sauce. Click here for a link to the recipe.

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, and a pinch of crushed red pepper, to taste to a ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Remove from the ziplock bag and place on a plate. Season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Preheat a grill pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium heat.  Place the seasoned chicken in the grill pan and cook for 8-10 minutes before flipping over and cooking for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes on a cutting board before slicing into thin strips.

Warm your pita bread in the microwave for 20 seconds.Top the pita with the tzatziki sauce, sliced chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. Wrap in tin foil and serve. Enjoy.

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Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 16 min.

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Tzatziki sauce
Mixed greens
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Kalamata olives, sliced
Feta cheese
4 pieces of pita

Directions:

Make the tzatiki sauce. See above for a link to the recipe.

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, and a pinch of crushed red pepper, to taste to a ziploc bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from the ziplock bag and place on a plate. Season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Preheat a grill pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Place the seasoned chicken in the grill pan and cook for 8-10 minutes before flipping over and cooking for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes on a cutting board before slicing into thin strips.

Warm your pita bread in the microwave for 20 seconds.Top the pita with the tzatziki sauce, sliced chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. Wrap in tin foil and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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23 Responses to “Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce”

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    bellini — August 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    This is one of my favourite meals by far.

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    Carmen Rosa — August 14, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    Pam, This looks great and excellent sauce!!!!

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    Caroline Taylor — August 14, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    I love the sound of these, they’d make a perfect lunch!

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    Blond Duck — August 14, 2013 @ 4:16 am

    You should seriously open a restaurant!

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    Jenn — August 14, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    Any time we go out and they have Gyros on the menu, Chris will order it. I have only made them once at home… maybe I should change that… he would LOVE these!

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    Bill — August 14, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    I love gyros with tzatziki sauce. These look delicious! Great post!

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    Lia — August 14, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Absolutely delicious and so colourful!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Kim in MD — August 14, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    My family will go nuts for this. I hope you post that delicious looking corn salad, too!

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    • Nalen replied: — August 14th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

      Hi Kim!!!
      I don’t think that it is corn. It looks like large size cous cous (I think is called Israeli cous cous), with vegetables and chickpeas. I also would like to have the recipe.
      Regards.

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — August 14, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Love, love, love gyros. thanks for the recipe!

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    Marjie — August 14, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    I’ll bet the kids just love meals they can eat with their fingers – and, yes, hubbies can be kids about that kind of thing, too! It looks like a tasty dinner, Pam.

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    Larry — August 14, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    I really like gyros and yours looks sooo good – I’m impressed you even wrapped it in foil.

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    The Café Sucré Farine — August 14, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    YUM, my kind of dinner, so fresh and delicious looking! I’m always in the mood for Greek or Meditteranean

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    Rhonda — August 14, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    This is one of my favorite sandwiches, and I love anything with a good tzatziki on it.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 14, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    One of my favorite foods. These look so yummy!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 15, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    My husband’s favourite meal! He is so crazy for gyros!

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 15, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    No better eating than this. Very good looking recipe.

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    Joanne — August 15, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    I’m such a sucker for anything wrapped in flatbread! These sound great!

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    grace — August 17, 2013 @ 12:31 am

    i do NOT love lamb gyros, but the chicken variety is definitely a favorite. nice recipe!

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    Chris — August 18, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I haven’t had a chicken gyro before, this sounds tasty, Pam. Any excuse for making tzatziki sauce is good to me.

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    Ruffles and Ribbon Boutique — January 23, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

    Oh my!!! These look soooo good!!! Think I may have to surprise my hubby with some of these!!

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    Anastasia — February 28, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    Pam, What’s the side dish called? Where can I find the recipe for it please?
    It looks kike a great pairing with the Chicken Gyros.
    Thanks
    Anastasia

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