Years ago the Mediteranean diet was all the rage. Everyone was tapping into their secrets for living healthy lives. Since then, Greek food has been in the spotlight for it's use of fresh herbs and spices, protein packed Greek yogurt, and flavorful meats.
I am full-on obsessed with it. Bring on the Greek food! I am pretty sure I could eat Pita Jungle every day of my life and be happy.
So, I wanted to create a homemade Greek Chicken Gyro recipe using marinated spiced chicken, grilled to perfection and topped with a homemade tzatziki sauce, fresh Greek Salad, all on a warm pita bread. Phenomenal!
Here's a few key tips to making an out-of-this-world Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce:
- Marinate your chicken. You want it to not only be flavorful but juicy as well. By marinating it in greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, spices, and red wine vinegar, it gives it time for the chicken to soak in all of those traditional Greek flavors. At least 2-4 hours is a suggested amount of time but 24 hours is ideal.
- Make your own Tzatziki sauce. It is so easy since it is made in one bowl and uses only the freshest of ingredients. The key is to squeeze out as much water from the grated cucumber as possible. This ensures that the tzatziki sauce stays nice and creamy. I used Fage 2% Greek yogurt but the fat-free version works well too. Taste for seasoning and salt accordingly.
- These Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki sauce can be wrapped in your favorite pita bread. You can use soft flatbread or Naan bread as well. Warm your pitas before wrapping to make them nice and soft.
- You can also serve this chicken, Greek salad, and handcrafted tzatziki sauce in a bowl. Serve alone or on top of romaine lettuce.
I hope your family loves these Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and I can't wait to hear all about what you are making in your kitchen!
I made this recipe for my son and he LOVED it. Our favourite Greek food truck closed last year and my son and husband really miss their gyros, but now I can make it for them anytime...thank you!!
This is such a great recipe. We make it all the time!
This recipe has become one of my weekly staples and is a fan favorite. It’s absolutely delicious. I’ve shared the recipe with multiple friends who have all made it and loved it just as much. Personally I half the tzatziki recipe and only use one garlic clove because it makes quite a lot.
I made the tzatziki sauce, it was amazing!! It will be my go to from now on!
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Delicious! The chicken marinade gives excellent flavor. I kept the cucumber separate from the tzatziki since my family takes issue with it. I added it as a topping. Absolutely will make this again.
If you only knew how happy this recipe makes my family!!
Thank you thank you!
Our family loves this recipe. We keep this in our regular dinner rotation. Delicious!
I love this recipe! In fact the whole family does! The only modification I made was I added some Authentic Za’Atar seasoning to the tomato/cucumber salad and also to the marinade the chicken. It was delicious!
This is one of our families all time favorite! Tons and tons of flavor and super fresh and easy on the stomach. So good!
I make this recipe weekly! It has the best flavor and everyone I make it for loves it. I also meal prep this recipe for the week and it always tastes delicious!
This has become one of our go-to meals. Easy to put together and for the two of us, plenty of leftovers for lunches. Pretty delish!
Really, really tasty recipe. I’ve made this a few times. I love that it’s made with ingredients most people already have in their home. Also very easy to throw together!!
Can you make the Tzatziki Sauce and the salad ahead of time, like the day before?
Really delicious, my husband helped make it and loved it. Several suggestions based on our preferences: we used approx. one lg garlic clove (it’s raw); don’t overcook the chicken! (our bad); I might try it with boneless thighs next time (the premium kind) and trim most of the noticeable fat. Can’t wait to try another recipe!
These are super delicious! I’ve always been intimidated by tzatziki sauce and it’s so rewarding to finally make it and enjoy it! Thank you for the recipe!
I made this chicken tonight and everyone loved it! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing such a simple yet delicious recipe.
Any tips for a dairy free greek yogurt option?
Bravo Bravo... Oh Mrs. Melissa, I have made three dishes from your website. Girl, you are the best cook ever! I finally got my picky eater daughter to eat a flavorful chicken dish for the first time. Everyone loved it and wanted more. I find your select the number of servings a great feature. I'm a beginner cook at 40 and I feel like a pro thanks to you.
I've been recommending your recipes to my friends and family.
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