Quite possibly one of the easiest dinners, these Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce are healthy, kid-friendly, and require just a handful of simple ingredients. Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce and marinate the chicken the day before for an even easier dinner prep.Jump to Recipe
I am all about the lazy dinners right now. The lazier, easier, faster, the better. If this sounds like what you need in your life (don’t we all) then these easy chicken gyros are just for you. So why do I love these rock star wraps so dang much?
- They’re ready in just 20 minutes. You’re welcome.
- They’re pretty darn healthy. Lots of lean protein and fresh veggies.
- The leftovers make wonderful lunches…and dinners.
If you have the time, marinate your chicken for at least 4 hours before cooking. If you forget, don’t freak out. It will be ok. However, after many years of cooking, one thing I have learned is that yogurt makes the very BEST marinade in the whole wide world.
Quite possibly one of the easiest dinners, these Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce are healthy, kid-friendly, and require just a handful of simple ingredients. Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce and marinate the chicken the day before for an even easier dinner prep.
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 pounds chicken tenders
- 1/2 cucumber seeded with skin removed
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp fresh dill minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Greek Pita Bread
- Fresh tomatoes quartered or sliced
- Red onion thinly sliced
In a large bowl mix together the lemon juice, plain Greek yogurt, salt, oregano, and paprika. Add the chicken tenders to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the chicken tenders and transfer the bowl to the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
To prepare the tzatziki sauce, grate the cucumber using a cheese grater and squeeze as much liquid from the cucumber as possible. Transfer the cucumber to a medium bowl and combine with the Greek yogurt, garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh dill, salt, and pepper, to taste. Cover and transfer the tzatziki to the refrigerator until ready to use (keeps well for approximately 2-3 days).
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and chicken tenders to the skillet (working in batches if necessary) and allowing excess marinade to drip off. Cook the chicken tenders for 5 minutes, undisturbed, before flipping to the other side to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes more, or until fully cooked.
4. Prepare Pita by reheating the pita bread in the microwave or oven. Build each gyro by spreading Tzatziki onto each pita bread, and top with fresh sliced tomatoes, red onion, and 2-3 chicken tenders. Wrap up pitas in parchment paper or foil and enjoy!