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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. Marinated Greek Chicken, grilled to perfection and topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh Greek salad. A healthy and flavorful dish.

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!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. Marinated Greek Chicken, grilled to perfection and topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh Greek salad. A healthy and flavorful dish.

Here’s a few key tips to making an out-of-this-world Greek Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You can also serve this chicken, Greek salad, and handcrafted tzatziki sauce in a bowl. Serve alone or on top of romaine lettuce.

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. Marinated Greek Chicken, grilled to perfection and topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh Greek salad. A healthy and flavorful dish.

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Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
Marinated Greek Chicken topped with homemade Tzatziki sauce and Greek salad in warm pita bread.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breast cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano

  • Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoons Fresh Dill diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves finely diced
  • 1 cucumber grated and squeezed to drain

  • Greek Salad:
  • 3 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 Cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1/4 Red Onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Feta Cheese

  • 4-6 Greek Pita Breads Naan bread, or Flatbread


  • Place chicken, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano in bag and let marinate at least 30 minutes, preferably 2-4 hours. The ideal time is 24 hours.
  • To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, dill, and garlic. Stir in grated cucumber and taste for seasonings. Squeeze the cucumber to remove excess water before adding to rest of ingredients.
  • To make greek salad, place tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper in bowl. Stir to coat. Season to taste.
  • Chicken can be cooked on grill or in skillet. To cook on grill -- place chicken on kebobs and heat grill to medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken is full cooked.
  • To cook chicken on skillet. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Sprinkle with oil. Add chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Place chicken in pita bread. You can warm the pita bread to make it pliable. Top with tzatziki sauce and greek salad. Add additional feta, if desired.



May use my popular Honey Chicken Recipe for a unique chicken option as well. 


Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 1174mg, Potassium: 1037mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 799IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6
Calories: 350
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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!

Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best marinade on the face of the earth! We make up a big batch and cook it on the blackstone to have all week. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Yummmm. I only marinated the chicken 30 min or so and we grilled it. Super yummy. Salad and Tzatziki sauce were loved by all. We had it one a plate with naan on the side. Will make it again for sure!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for my family tonight and everyone loved it! Super flavorful!!! Will definitely make it again.

  4. 5 stars
    So glad to have found this on your website. I had not made this in a couple of years and this recipe feels so much easier to create. The only change that I made was to add 1/2 a tsp fresh dill to the salad.
    Love you Modern Honey, at 62 you have made cooking a bright spot in my day again!

  5. I made this recipe but I used salt substitute as 1174mg of sodium for one meal was just way too much salt (Have to be honest I gave up salt when I worked CCU). It was a great recipe that I will be using often. I want to try it next with the honey chicken recipe you recommended.

  6. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I made it almost exactly as posted (just used 1 tsp dry dill instead of 1 Tbsp fresh). I wasn’t sure about adding olive oil to the tzatziki, but it turned out perfectly.

    My kids don’t eat anything I spend time cooking (and this was no exception), but I say “Yummmmm this is soooooo good!” in their faces with every bite. I have 2 more servings left. Part of me wants them to at least try it and part of me doesn’t want to share, so…. *shrugs*