Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

These Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce are superb. The Chicken Marinade and the Tzatziki Sauce make this Greek dish.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Finally an easy recipe to make Grilled Chicken Gyros right at home. I even include an easy-to-make Tzatziki Sauce which is a must when having Gyros. Or you can try my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Before we get into the recipe, you need to make sure you pronounce “Gyro” correctly. Phonetically it is pronounced /YEE-roh/. I can’t tell you how many different ways I have heard it pronounced.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

If you’ve never heard of Gyros before, it’s basically a Greek Sandwich Wrap with meat topped with Tzatziki Sauce, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.

Lamb is the most common type of meat but can also be made with beef and/or chicken.

The first gyro was created by soldiers of Alexander the Great, who skewered the meat with swords and roasted it on an open flame.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious Middle Eastern sauce made with yogurt, cucumber with a few different kinds of herbs. I absolutely love Tzatziki Sauce.

Gyros was tomatoes and diced cucumber
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking chicken. I always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meats to ensure it is safe to eat.

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Salt
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cucumbers
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Greek Pocketless Pita Bread
  1. In a small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Place the chicken in large resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade. Turn to coat well. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the Tzatziki Sauce ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (the longer the better).
  1. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165°F.
  2. Cut chicken into thin strips and serve in warmed pitas with the Tzatziki Sauce.
  3. If desired, serve gyros with assorted toppings, such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and thinly sliced red onions.

Printable Recipe Card

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

These Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce are superb. The Chicken Marinade and the Tzatziki Sauce make this Greek dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6 Gyros
Calories 286 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

Chicken Marinade
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped
  • ½ Tsp Fresh Thyme
  • ½ Tsp Salt
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp Fresh Mint Leaves
  • ½ Tsp Fresh Thyme
Gyros
  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Greek Pocketless Pita Bread, warmed

Instructions
 

Make the Chicken Marinade
  • In a small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Place the chicken in large resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade. Turn to coat well. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Make the Tzatziki Sauce
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the Tzatziki Sauce ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (the longer the better).
Make the Gyros
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165°F.
  • Cut chicken into thin strips and serve in warmed pitas with the Tzatziki Sauce.
  • If desired, serve gyros with assorted toppings, such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and thinly sliced red onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 25gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 594mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 39IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Ryan says:

    This recipe is very tasty. And with the tzatziki sauce it just finishes off this sandwich. It was a joy making these for my family. A 12 in my book.

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