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Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

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Grilled Chicken Gyros recipe with Tzatziki Sauce from www.thefarmgirlgabs.com

As the weather continues to get warmer here on the east coast, the last thing I want to do is spend all day cooking in the kitchen. No one ones to heat up the house by turning on the stove during the summer, right? Things are also crazy busy here on the farm so I like to have quick meals at the ready for the family.

I added a Greek flair to my dinner menu the other night. I made these Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and they were really good! Pat myself on the back for that one. These sandwiches are so tasty. If you have never had a gyro, I guess you could consider it the Greek equivalent of a Mexican fajita or taco. Pita or naan is used instead of a tortilla. Greek olives {if you like them} are also part of the mix as well as some tasty Tzatziki, a creamy yogurt cucumber-dill dressing.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki - Feature 3Gyros are pretty versatile. I think I have said this before, but I love chicken. I probably could eat it everyday. I always try to grill extra so I always have some in the refrigerator for sandwiches or salads. Preparing it in advance is a real time saver. If you don’t like chicken, try making them with beef or pork.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with TzatzikiCreating these gyros are really easy. I marinated the chicken in a lemon marinade of a few hours before grilling. After I grilled the chicken, I sliced it into thin strips so it would fit on the pita.

Grilled Chicken Gyros - StepThe ingredients for these Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki are pretty simple: lettuce, red onion, Greek Olives and tomato. All of which are topped on a pita or naan and rolled up to eat. There is something so easy and delicious about a sandwich that you can top with your favorite ingredients, roll up and take a nice bite out of. Gyros are the perfect quick family meal. Wouldn’t you agree?

Top these sandwiches with a nice dollop of tangy tzatziki sauce and you are all set. It’s the perfect meal that is packed with lots of delicious Greek flavor.

Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki sauce are a quick and delicious Greek-inspired sandwich.
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com
Ingredients
  • 4 slices pita bread
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • Marinade Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Gyro Toppings:
  • Red onion diced
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Diced Tomato
  • Tzatziki Sauce recipe below
Instructions
  1. To prepare marinade, mix all of the marinade ingredients together.
  2. Place chicken in gallon size food storage bag with the marinade. Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours.
  3. Grill chicken. Slice into thin strips when chicken in finished cooking through.
  4. To assemble. layer several pieces of chicken on each pita and top with favorite gyro toppings.
  5. Add a nice dollop of tzatziki sauce to each.
5 from 3 votes
Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This easy tzatziki sauce recipe is the perfect condiment for Grilled Chicken Gyros.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber - peeled seeded, diced and water squeezed out.
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, diced cucumber with all the other ingredients.
  2. Mix together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

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11 Comments

  1. Gyros are by far one of my favorite things to eat–especially at a festival or a good Greek restaurant. I love your version. I need to get this on our weekly menu soon.

  2. I have to be honest, I haven’t tasted a gyro before. But with all the recipes available, I can see myself enjoying one in the near future. Thanks, this is really helpful!

  3. Love Greek gyros!! Thanks for he recipe! Featuring you Friday at the P3Party share! If you have any Halloween posts I’d love for you to link them up at my Halloween linky, weekly features in Oct. have a great week!
    Kim

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