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An easy and delicious recipe for making Greek gyros with souvlaki chicken at home. This Mediterranean-flavored recipe can be served buffet-style allowing your guests to make their own gyros.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 50 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Souvlaki Marinade:
Tzatziki Sauce (cucumber sauce):


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, mix balsamic vinaigrette, juice from 1/2 lemon, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over chicken, seal, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

  • Toss shredded cucumber with 1 teaspoon kosher salt; set aside for at least 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, sour cream, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Season with garlic, fresh dill, and Greek seasoning. Squeeze cucumber to remove any excess water; stir into sauce. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and place on the preheated grill. Discard remaining marinade. Cook chicken until juices run clear, about 8 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from heat, and allow to sit about 10 minutes before slicing into thin strips.

  • Place pita rounds on the grill, and cook for about 2 minutes, until warm, turning frequently to avoid burning. Arrange warmed pita, sliced chicken, lettuce, onion, tomato, olives, and pepperoncini on a serving platter. Serve tzatziki sauce and feta cheese in separate bowls on the side. Stuff pita pockets with chicken and toppings to serve.

Nutrition Facts

764 calories; protein 44.4g; carbohydrates 55.9g; fat 40.5g; cholesterol 133.2mg; sodium 3169.9mg. Full Nutrition