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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

These Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce is SO GOOD! The chicken marinates in the best easy marinade that is great even when your not making gyros. This delicious chicken is cooked to perfection then wrapped in a warm pita, fresh veggies, and smothered in a greek yogurt tzatziki sauce. 

There is nothing I love more than Greek food, I sometimes wonder why I don’t make it more often the flavors always seem to agree with my taste pallet. More than anything I just love food full of fresh bold flavors. These chicken gyros are nothing short of fresh and delicious tasting!

I feel like maybe I need 10x the amount of tzatziki in my gyro then the average person but that’s just how I roll. I love sauces and dips more so then I am willing to admit. This recipe is a cinch to make and something the whole family can enjoy! My kids leave out the onion but will eat the rest. I had leftover pickled red onion so I used it for this recipe however fresh red onion is great too!

How to make Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce 

  1. Place marinade ingredients in a glass bowl or large ziplock bag and combine. Add the chicken into the marinade and cover and coat. Let chicken marinate 3-12 hours covered in the fridge. 
  2. MAKE THE TZATZIKI Grate cucumber using a box grater. Using a tea towel squeeze out all the extra liquid. Place cucumber in a bowl along with other ingredients and mix well to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes for flavors to meld. 

  3. Dice tomatoes, wash greens. Chop greens if using romaine. 
  4. COOK THE CHICKEN Brush the outdoor grill with oil and cook chicken on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. OR heat a non-stick pan with oil and cook chicken over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken. Allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving. 
  5.  Assemble Gyros Warm a pita bread or flatbread, place it on a piece of parchment paper or foil. Place some salad down the center, followed by chicken, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki.
  6. Roll up in wrap in your parchment paper, twist the end to secure it, and tuck it under or cut it off.
  7. Another way to serve chicken gyros is buffet style, put all ingredients out and let everyone build their own.Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Yield: 7-8 gyros

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

These Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce is SO GOOD! The chicken marinates is the best easy marinade that is great even when your not making gyros. This delicious chicken is cooked to perfection then wrapped in a warm pita, fresh veggies, and smothered in a greek yogurt tzatziki sauce. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 punds chicken tenderloins

Greek Chicken Marinade

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced

Tzatziki

  • 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2/3 cup cucumber, grated and squeezed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

To serve

  • 6-8 pita breads
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced or pickled red onions

Instructions

    1. Place marinade ingredients in a glass bowl or large ziplock bag and combine. Add the chicken into the marinade and cover and coat. Let chicken marinate 3-12 hours covered in the fridge. 
    2. MAKE THE TZATZIKI Grate cucumber using a box grater. Using a tea towel squeeze out all the extra liquid. Place cucumber in a bowl along with other ingredients and mix well to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes for flavors to meld. 
    3. Dice tomatoes, wash greens. Chop greens if using romaine. 
    4. COOK THE CHICKEN Brush the outdoor grill with oil and cook chicken on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. OR heat a non-stick pan with oil and cook chicken over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken. Allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving. 
    5.  Assemble Gyros Warm a pita bread or flatbread, place it on a piece of parchment paper or foil. Place some salad down the center, followed by chicken, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki.
      Roll up in gyro in your parchment paper, twist the end to secure it, and tuck it under or cut it off.
    6. Another way to serve chicken gyros is family-style, put all ingredients out, and let everyone build their own.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g
 
 

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