Easy dinners, ideally 30 minutes or less, are key to my sanity at the moment. Life is busy, and I haven’t felt like cooking long elaborate meals, so having a handful of simple, delicious dinners on rotation has been a true lifesaver. These Greek chicken gyros are just one example, but they are definitely my favorite. Easy to make ahead and perfect for meal prep, the ingredients are clean, fresh, simple, and so delicious. Perfect for kids and adults, it allows plenty of room for modifications to fit your family’s tastes and preferences.
Marinate the chicken: Combine the lemon juice, Greek yogurt, salt, oregano, and paprika in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and mix well to combine. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
1Prepare the tzatziki: Tzatziki can be prepared the day before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Cook the chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes on the other side, or until cooked through.
Assemble: Warm the pita bread in the microwave or oven and prepare the desired toppings. Build each gyro by spreading Tzatziki onto each pita bread, and top with fresh sliced tomatoes, red onion, and 2-3 chicken tenders. Wrap and serve.