Chicken Gryos - Greek marinated chicken, stuffed in homemade naan, topped with fresh tzatziki sauce! So good!

Chicken Gyros

Greek marinated chicken, stuffed in homemade naan, topped with fresh tzatziki sauce! So good!

I have found my new favorite chicken meal!!!! Β This chicken gyros recipe is the B O M B! It’s a little time involved if you make your own flatbread.

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Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gryo on a wooden board

The marinade for the chicken is so flavorful.  I have been known to just marinate chicken with this recipe and serve with a salad.

marinated chicken on wooden skewers

We marinated and then skewered the chicken tenders for the grill. I prefer a chicken tender to a solid breast.  They tend to lend more marinaded flavor and more char on the meat. You can also use chicken thighs. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

To marinate the chicken I place them in a zip top bag. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and toss in the lemons. Add the olive oil, garlic cloves, oregano, salt, and pepper. Turn the chicken to coat evenly, close the bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Turning occasionally.

To cook the chicken. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill over medium heat until juices run clear.

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Chicken Gryos on a wooden board

The tzatziki sauce is the key for me in this recipe.  So fresh and flavorful. Who loves tzatziki as much as I do? I will put it on everything!

Typically Greek tzatziki sauce is made with Greek yogurt or regular yogurt. But I find the sour flavor to be too overpowering for my taste. So I make it with added mayonnaise and sour cream, reducing the amount of yogurt. I recommend the full-fat versions but you can certainly use low-fat products as well.

To make the TZATZIKI SAUCE: In a food processor grate cucumber (or hand grater). Place grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel or strong paper towels and squeeze excess moisture out. Mix all sauce ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.

Serve over Gyros with tomatoes, onions, and lettuce

Homemade Naan Flatbread on a red and white striped towel

The first few times I made this recipe I was too intimidated to make the naan flatbread.  I just served it with store bought pita bread. But then I made naan from scratch, the way to go in my opinion.

Click here for the Naan Flatbread recipe.

Chicken Gryos on a wooden board

If you have the time go ahead and brave the naan flatbread recipe.  It wasn’t that difficult and was a million times better than store-bought.

Chicken Gyros Recipe

Chicken Gryos - Greek marinated chicken, stuffed in homemade naan, topped with fresh tzatziki sauce! So good!

Chicken Gyros

Greek marinated chicken, stuffed in homemade naan, topped with fresh tzatziki sauce! So good!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, Greek, grilled, gyros, tzatziki
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 866kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 2 medium lemons cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 lbs. chicken breasts or tenders boneless, skinless

TZATZIKI SAUCE

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 whole hothouse cucumber finely grated, squeeze off juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic 2 cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried dill or fresh
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar

Instructions

Chicken

  • Gently squeeze lemons into a large resealable plastic bag, leaving lemon wedges in the bag. Add ingredients & shake. Add chicken & turn to coat. Seal bag & fridge for 2- 4 hrs. turning occasionally. Remove chicken and grill over medium heat until juices run clear.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • In a food processor grate cucumber (or hand grate). Place grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze excess moisture out. Mix all sauce ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine. Serve over Gyros with tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 77g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 1706mg | Potassium: 1564mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 42.2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 3mg

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42 Comments

  1. I love gyros, we ate loads when we were in Greece in October. Yummy! I bet the flatbreads don’t even compare to shop bought pittas. Shop bought pittas are so dry and the flatbreads look so fluffy and delicious. Pinning this for next time I have people round for a Greek dinner. I can serve it all up on the table and people can help themselves.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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  2. These look great!! Thanks! I am going to try these and share them with my son-in-law who is doing a lot of cooking these days. (I will not likely make my own flatbread, however.

  3. This looks amazing! I love gyros, but don’t make them at home. Now I can! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, and I believe I will try that homemade naan too. It simply looks so much better than packaged pita bread.

  4. Homemade bread is always better than store bought! I’m definitely going to try this out, especially since I have a bread baking fascination lately. Thanks for sharing with us at he Friday Funday Blog Hop! <35 stars

  5. Screaming YUMMY! Love greek food. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great roundup! #sharewithme5 stars

  6. I love Gyros…I only ever get them when the fair comes to town…going to have to try this, looks easy with the chicken instead of lamb!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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