Easy Chicken Gyro Recipe – Delicious & Healthy!

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Delicious, Healthy and Easy Chicken Gyro Recipe

Chicken Gyro Recipe

Are you looking for a great easy chicken gyro recipe you can make at home? Here is one my family loves, that I adapted from some time I spent working in a popular local Greek restaurant. This Chicken Gyro recipe is very similar to the ones that we made in the restaurant, with a few tweaks making it easier to make at home. It has become one of my husbands favorite meals, and is a great way to get veggies in the meal too.

You can also use this recipe to make a wonderful Greek Salad. I like to dice up extra veggies for this meal, and then I use them to make a Greek salad the following a night with all the same ingredients (minus the pita) I used for the gyros. You can then grill up the pita, and cut it into triangle slices and serve on the side with your favorite hummus, for another easy and delicious meal.

This recipe is also a great option to serve for guests, or a dinner party. You can make most of it ahead of time (like the gyro sauce recipe, dice the veggies, marinade the meat) so that it is easy to do the final steps when it is time to serve to guests.

Easy Gyro Recipe

The key to this recipe is not only fresh veggies and Tzatziki sauce, but also a great Greek Pita Bread. I really like the Grecian Delight brand, and pick up a big bag at Costco. I buy the Costco size bag, and divide it into threes.

I will then use some for our meal that night, and freeze the rest for two other meals. I have found that it freezes really nicely (I like to freeze overnight in Ziploc, and then once they are frozen I transfer to a food saver bag and vac seal them for maximum freshness.

It is a pretty simple recipe, and has come to be one of my families favorites!

Chicken Gyro Recipe Ingredients

  • Greek Pita Bread
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsps. Mediterranean Seasoning, Greek Seasoning or Italian Seasoning (any of these will work)
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • Feta Cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 Cucumber (half diced, half reserved for tzatziki sauce)
  • 1/2 head of lettuce
  • Butter (to brown pitas)

Ingredients for Tzatziki / Gyro Sauce Recipe:

  • Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • Half Cucumber, shredded
  • Minced garlic, from one medium clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste

How to make this chicken gyro recipe :

Start by dicing up your chicken breasts, and tossing the in olive oil and Greek or Italian seasoning mix.

Lay the chicken out on a baking tray, and bake at 350 degrees, until chicken is cooked through (approx. 15 minutes).

Alternatively, you could grill the chicken for added depth of flavor too. Simply skewer your meat pieces after seasoning as instructed above, and then cook through on an indoor or outdoor grill. These also look beautiful on the gyros – so it is a great option. You can portion out each skewer to have exactly enough meat for one gyro, and then once it is cooked lay that skewer of chicken on the pita, and let your guests top it how they like if you are serving this for a party too.

We baked our chicken, but you could put it on skewers and then on the grill during the summer if you prefer.

Make your Tzatziki sauce, per instructions below, with plain Geek yogurt, garlic and cucumber. You can dice your cumbers into tiny pieces, or I prefer to grate my cucumber for the sauce.

Add your lemon juice and stir well.

Once you have all your ingredients prepared, grill up your Greek pita bread (or baste with butter and warm over a sauté pan on the stove).

Chicken Gyro Recipe

You can then assemble the ingredients to make your gyro.

I like to use a sheet of parchment paper under the pita break, so I can fold it over and use that to eat them in. Lay out a square of your parchment paper, then put the pita on top of that with the top half of the pita hanging outside the paper. Down the middle of the pita add your meat, sauce, veggies and top with Feta cheese.

Fold it over, and surround it with the parchment paper, then twist the bottom of the parchment paper to make it easy to hold and eat.

how to make chicken gyros at home

They are so delicious and healthy too! You can also easily customize this recipe to your taste, as it is a very forgiving recipe. It has become a family favorite over here, and one I love to put out when we have guests over. If there are kids that are picky eaters, the pitas make a great pizza base too – so let them customize their own Greek style pizza from the ingredients in this meal!

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Chicken Gyros Recipe – Delicious!

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Delicious and Healthy Chicken Gyro recipe.


  • Greek Pita Bread
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tblsp. Mediterranean Seasoning, Greek Seasoning or Italian Seasoning (any of these will work)
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • Feta Cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 Cucumber (half diced, half reserved for tzaziki sauce)
  • 1/2 head of lettuce
  • Butter (to brown pitas)

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • Half Cucumber, shredded
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely diced
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the chicken up into bite size cubes and add to a baking dish
  2. Toss with the Olive Oil and Mediterranean Seasoning until well coated
  3. Bake chicken at 350 until cooked through (approx. 20 minutes)
  4. Prepare your tzatziki sauce by mixing the Greek Yogurt with the shredded cucumber, diced garlic clove and juice from one lemon. Add salt to taste (or skip it)
  5. Once you have your chicken cooked, tzatziki sauce prepared, and veggies diced and shredded, the get ready to cook the pitas. Spread butter on each side of the pita, and warm in a pan on medium low heat until golden brown on each side.


To assemble your pitas, lay out the pitta with the bottom side up.

Add a layer of chicken down the middle
Add a layer of tzatziki sauce over that
Add a layer of cucumbers
Add a layer of tomatoes
Add a layer of onions
Pile on the Lettuce
Add a handful of Feta Cheese to the top
Fold over and enjoy!

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