Easy Chicken Gyros
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4.93 from 38 votes

20 Minute Chicken Gyro Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

Easy, healthy, and perfect for the kiddos!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
marinate30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 Gyros
Calories: 472kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

For the Marinade + Chicken

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded with skin removed
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full-fat recommended
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh dill, minced
  • salt + pepper, to taste

For the Gyros

  • 4 pita or flat bread
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered or sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • 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 the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken tenders to the skillet (working in batches if necessary). 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.
  • As the chicken cooks, 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 up pitas in parchment paper or foil and enjoy!

Notes

Tip- If you have time, try to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
Recipe lightly adapted from Heidi at Foodie Crush.

Nutrition

Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 1090mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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