Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros topped with delicious tzatziki yogurt sauce is easy to make.

If you don’t know what tzatziki is, it’s a flavor packed garlic, dill and and cucumber yogurt sauce.

My husband can never say no to a gyros, and I think it’s specifically because of the yogurt sauce.

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What are Gyros?

Gyros are a staple of Greek cuisine and have become a popular street food in many parts of the world.

They are often served as a quick and convenient meal that is easy to eat on the go.

In addition to being delicious and convenient, Gyros are also a good source of protein, with the meat providing a significant amount of protein per serving.

Overall, Gyros are a delicious and satisfying dish that combines tender and flavorful meat with a variety of toppings and a creamy sauce, all served on warm and fluffy pita bread.

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Whether you are looking for a quick and convenient meal or a delicious and flavorful dish to enjoy with family and friends, Gyros are a great option that is sure to satisfy.

Grilled Chicken Gyros topped with delicious tzatziki yogurt sauce, a flavor packed garlic, dill and and cucumber yogurt sauce.

This recipe takes 30 minutes to prep, 30 minutes of chill time and 20 minutes to cook.

Gryo recipes makes 8 servings.

A special thanks to “Comfortably Domestic” on behalf of Milk Means More for this great recipe!

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain, whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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Additional items:

  • 3-4 small loaves whole-wheat pita bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
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Directions for chicken gyros:

To make chicken: Place melted butter, dill, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in gallon-size zip-top freezer bag. Seal bag and shake contents to combine. Add chicken. Seal bag, pressing air out of bag. Shake chicken to coat with marinade. Refrigerate chicken in marinade 30 minutes.

To make yogurt sauce: Stir yogurt, lemon juice, diced cucumber, dill, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover sauce and refrigerate.

Heat grill to medium heat.

Grill chicken over direct heat, about 10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Transfer chicken to cutting board and rest 10 minutes. Thinly slice chicken across grain.

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Serve chicken on pita bread with tomatoes, red onion and yogurt sauce.

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Grilled Chicken Gyros topped with delicious tzatziki yogurt sauce, a flavor packed garlic, dill and and cucumber yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain, whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Additional:

  • 3-4 small loaves whole-wheat pita bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

Instructions

    To make chicken: Place melted butter, dill, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in gallon-size zip-top freezer bag. Seal bag and shake contents to combine. Add chicken. Seal bag, pressing air out of bag. Shake chicken to coat with marinade. Refrigerate chicken in marinade 30 minutes.

    To make yogurt sauce: Stir yogurt, lemon juice, diced cucumber, dill, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover sauce and refrigerate.

    Heat grill to medium heat.

    Grill chicken over direct heat, about 10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Transfer chicken to cutting board and rest 10 minutes. Thinly slice chicken across grain.

    Serve chicken on pita bread with tomatoes, red onion and yogurt sauce.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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