Rating: 4.4 stars
185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4

Greek-inspired Mediterranean chicken gyro.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill weed, 2 cloves garlic, white vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.

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  • Whisk together 4 cloves minced garlic, juice of 1 lemon, red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  • Stir in chicken strips and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place chicken on a large baking sheet.

  • Broil the chicken in the preheated oven until lightly browned and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

  • Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; place each pita bread into the skillet until warm and soft, about 2 minutes per pita.

  • Serve warmed pita bread topped with chicken strips, yogurt sauce, tomatoes, onion, and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 30.3g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fat 18.3g; cholesterol 70.8mg; sodium 398.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (186)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We LOVED this! I was too lazy to drag out the blender, lol, so (earlier in the day) I grated the cucumber and squeezed it dry, then just mixed it in a bowl w/ the rest of the ingredients and refrigerated it to allow the flavors to blend. I marinated my chicken for about 4 hours, only using about 2 tsps. of the oregano b/c I didn't want it to be too overpowering, and that was perfect for us. I cooked the chicken in a pan w/ evoo on the stove instead of broiling it and that worked great. Hubby made several comments on how good these were (and I agree), so that makes this a keeper for us~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2012
This was good but I had higher hopes for it. I actually thought this recipe was time consuming between the sauce prep marinate and dicing of ingredients. I think the chicken would have been better grilled vs broiled in the oven. The dressing (Tzatziki sauce) was light tasting but I yearned for a deeper flavor than what I got here perhaps sour cream in place of the greek yogurt would help. Read More
(7)
185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We LOVED this! I was too lazy to drag out the blender, lol, so (earlier in the day) I grated the cucumber and squeezed it dry, then just mixed it in a bowl w/ the rest of the ingredients and refrigerated it to allow the flavors to blend. I marinated my chicken for about 4 hours, only using about 2 tsps. of the oregano b/c I didn't want it to be too overpowering, and that was perfect for us. I cooked the chicken in a pan w/ evoo on the stove instead of broiling it and that worked great. Hubby made several comments on how good these were (and I agree), so that makes this a keeper for us~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2012
Made this using the listed ingredients. I used whole wheat pita bread rounds. Grilled the chicken versus broiling in the oven. I cut the grilled chicken strips into smaller portions and sprinkled them with Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning. Good easy recipe on a hot summer day! This recipe was faceless and was the Recipe Group selection for week 7/7/12. Thanks KarenCanCook for sharing your recipe! I'll definitely make it again as we really liked the Tzatziki sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
For the Recipe Group: These were so easy and delicious! I prepared as written, but had hubs grill the chicken since it was a gorgeous night. Loved the sauce, heaped it on with lots of fresh veggies. This is a great weeknight dinner. I'll be making these again. Sincere thanks for sharing your recipe with AR. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
Absolutly wonderful. I make my own Tzatziki sauce, Hummus, and pita bread when I make greek meals, usually Keftethes (greek Meatballs). I Tried this and it was just as good as Greek meatballs but cheaper and easier. I like Tzatziki II from this site, although I have realized I like sourcream more than yogurt and it is cheaper. I also just squize the water out of the cucumber using a paper towel but dont mess with getting the water out of the yogurt or sourcream and I like "real Hummus" from this site. I cant remember where I found my recipe for keftethes but it is a mixture of a pound of lamb, 1/2 pound ground beef, mint, bread crumbs, egg, and garlic. and then I lightly fry them in a pan. I tried googling but all recipes add something I do not use. As for the chicken I used the marinade but did not broil. I used a frying pan and put in alittle oil on medium high (my oven goes from 1-8 and High I was on 8) when the pan is hot i dump in the chicken I then let it brown on each sides and cook. it getting brown is what creates the flavor. Sometimes when I dont have time to make pita bread i will buy flat bread and heat it in a pan for 15 to 20 seconds a side with alittle oil. and for added flavor I like to grill red onions in a pan with alittle butter or oil. and Don't forget to top with Feta! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2012
This recipe was pretty good; the tzatziki was flavorful and the chicken tasted ok. My oven doesn't have a broiler (why? I don't know it's German) so I wound up cooking the chicken in a skillet. Overall it was a good recipe but I just felt that the chicken was lacking something; that it needed more flavor. I would definitely try it again though and experiment more with different spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
Recipe Group Selection: 07, July 2012 My family loved this gyro. I marinated the chicken strips for about 4 hours and cooked on the grill in a basket rather than broil. I made the sauce as stated, but the next time I will NOT use the blender. It made the sauce way too thin. Next time I will just blend by hand. We have a favorite Greek restaurant close to home, so I purchased homemade pitas to use with this recipe. I served this with 'Onion Pasta' from AR and we enjoyed a terrific dinner. My family LOVED this week's selection. Thanks KarenCanCook for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2012
This was good but I had higher hopes for it. I actually thought this recipe was time consuming between the sauce prep marinate and dicing of ingredients. I think the chicken would have been better grilled vs broiled in the oven. The dressing (Tzatziki sauce) was light tasting but I yearned for a deeper flavor than what I got here perhaps sour cream in place of the greek yogurt would help. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
Tasty and easy! I marinated the chicken for a few hours and it was very flavorful I pounded it out and grilled it. I will cut the garlic down to just 1 clove in the sauce next time as it was a little overpowering with raw garlic taste for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2014
I sent this recipe to my husband and he followed it exactly and it was amazing! Best dinner! Delicious! We did add feta cheese in the final gyros (it was what inspired the meal idea, something to go with the feta we had) Definitely will make again the exact same way. Read More
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