Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros


I have found my new favorite chicken meal!!!!  This chicken gyros recipe is the B O M B! It’s a little time involved, if you make your own flatbread.

Chicken Gryos - Don't Sweat The Recipe

The marinade for the chicken is so flavorful.  I have been known to just marinate chicken with this recipe and make some side dishes.


We marinated and then skewered the chicken tenders for the grill. I prefer a chicken tender to a solid breast.  More marinaded flavor and more char on the meat.

Chicken Gyros - Don't Sweat The Recipe

The tzatziki sauce is the key for me in this recipe.  So fresh and flavorful.  The leftover sauce went on our sandwiches for the next week.


The first few times I made this recipe I was too intimidated to make the naan flatbread.  I just served it with store bought pita bread.

Click here for the Naan Flatbread recipe

chicken gyro

If you have the time go ahead and brave the naan flatbread recipe.  It wasn’t that difficult and was a million times better than store bought.

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Chicken Gyros
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 medium lemons cut in wedges
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
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  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 whole hothouse cucumber finely grated (squeeze off juice)
  • 2 tsp. garlic (2 cloves)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried dill (or fresh)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
  1. GYRO CHICKEN: Gently squeeze lemons into a large re-sealable plastic bag, leaving lemon wedges in the bag. Add ingredients & shake. Add chicken & turn to coat. Seal bag & fridge for 2- 4 hrs. turning occasionally. Remove chicken and grill over medium heat until juices run clear.
  2. TZATZIKI SAUCE: In a food processor grate cucumber (or hand grate). Place grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze excess moisture out. Mix all sauce ingredients together and let sit for the flavors to combine. Serve over Gyros with tomatoes, onions and lettuce.

Adapted from chef-in-training


  1. Reply

    We love gyros and these look great. Pinning for future reference.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Abi!

  2. Reply

    Definitely pinning this – love gyros and don’t have a good recipe to make them at home. So fresh and flavorful:) (visiting from #BragAboutIt)

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Seana! These are absolutely my favorite meal these days.

  3. Reply

    YUM! I love chicken gyros! We make these a lot in the summer when we’re grilling everything!

  4. Reply

    These look scrumptious! Pinning and making!

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      Thank you, Regina!

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    I love gyros, we ate loads when we were in Greece in October. Yummy! I bet the flatbreads don’t even compare to shop bought pittas. Shop bought pittas are so dry and the flatbreads look so fluffy and delicious. Pinning this for next time I have people round for a Greek dinner. I can serve it all up on the table and people can help themselves.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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      Thank you, Sally!

  6. Reply

    These look great!! Thanks! I am going to try these and share them with my son-in-law who is doing a lot of cooking these days. (I will not likely make my own flatbread, however.

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      Thank you, Pam!

  7. Reply

    Now it’s been a long time since I have eaten chicken gyros – back in the days when I used to live in Greece. I really fancy trying this to bring some of those wonderful memories back.

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      I hope you give them a try, they are absolutely fabulous!

  8. Reply

    These look amazing. That nan especially looks great! Would love for you stop stop by and link up at our new link party, You Link It We Make It every Wednesday morning through Saturday night. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April! I will drop by the party.

  9. Reply

    Saving and printing! Looks like a delicious dinner idea for this weekend! Thanks!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Karen!

  10. Reply

    I learn to love gyros when we went on a holiday to Greece! This one looks so tasty and seem easy to make too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! #sharewithme

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Cheryl!

  11. Reply

    I’m not sure I’ve ever had a gyro. They look really easy to make! I’m going to have to try it for something new. 🙂 (visiting from the While I’m Waiting link-up)

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      Thank you for coming by, Julie!

  12. Reply

    Oh wow, yum! These look delicious! Pinning and tweeting. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us this week for Brag About It!

  13. Reply

    This looks amazing! I love gyros, but don’t make them at home. Now I can! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, and I believe I will try that homemade naan too. It simply looks so much better than packaged pita bread.

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      Thank you, Karen!

  14. Reply

    That looks so good…. my tummy is rumbling


  15. Reply

    Homemade bread is always better than store bought! I’m definitely going to try this out, especially since I have a bread baking fascination lately. Thanks for sharing with us at he Friday Funday Blog Hop! <3

  16. Reply

    This looks so good! I’m going to try your homemade bread recipe

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Anne!

  17. Reply

    Definitely going to be making this! This is a favorite meal of mine! Looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Celebrate It!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Teri!

  18. Reply

    I love a good chicken gyro, these sound amazing, I will have to try the homemade naan bread, yum! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Joy!

  19. Reply

    These look awesome! What a delicious lunch idea. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Marie!

  20. Reply

    That is delicious my hubby would like this, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  22. Reply

    Wow delicious! Love a gyros! Thanks for linking up to #Brilliantblogpost s too x

  23. Reply

    Screaming YUMMY! Love greek food. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great roundup! #sharewithme

  24. Reply

    Oh yum! These look great! #SmallVictories

  25. Reply

    I love Gyros…I only ever get them when the fair comes to town…going to have to try this, looks easy with the chicken instead of lamb!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

  26. Reply

    I’ve never made gyro’s at home and that definitely needs to change because I love them! Thanks for sharing with us at #FoodieFriDIY – hope to see you again this week!

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