Easy Chicken Gyro

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Easy chicken gyro recipe with marinated chicken, fresh veggies, and homemade tzatziki on a warm pita round.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

Tzatziki:

  • 1 (16 ounce) container Greek yogurt

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Chicken:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

Gyros:

  • 6 (6 inch) pita bread rounds

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped

Directions

  1. Make the tzatziki: Combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, oil, dill, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth, then cover and refrigerate until needed.

  2. Make the chicken: Whisk garlic, lemon juice, oil, oregano, vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken and toss until evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  4. Remove chicken from the marinade and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Broil 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 let rest for 5 minutes.

  6. While the chicken is resting, make the gyros: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook each pita in the hot skillet until warm and soft, about 1 minute per side.

  7. Top warm pitas with chicken strips, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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