Chicken Gyros include delicious marinated chicken, grilled, and layered on a pita with lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber. This fresh and healthy meal idea is one of our family favorites! | tastesbetterfromscratch.com
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Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros include delicious marinated chicken, grilled and layered on a pita with yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber. This fresh and healthy meal idea is one of our family favorites!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (*see note)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , or more, to taste

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

To Serve

  • 6 pita or flatbreads
  • Iceberg lettuce , chopped
  • cherry tomatoes , halved
  • red onion , sliced
  • cucumber , sliced

Instructions

For the marinade:

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. 
  • Add chicken to a large ziplock bag. 
  • Pour marinade over chicken and squish everything together to coat well. Marinade for 1-4 hours. 

For the Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  • Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce by combining all ingredients. 
  • Taste it and add more seasoning (lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper or cumin) to your liking. Refrigerate.
  • Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade, letting any excess sauce drip off. 
  • Grill chicken for a few minutes on each side, flipping once, until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest before chopping into bite-size pieces.
  • Toast or warm your pitas/flatbread. Layer pita with chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber and sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

*I like to use breast filets, or if you're chicken breasts are really thick you can slice the breast in half, lengthwise (called "butterfly") to make two thinner pieces. 

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 6% | Calcium: 11.1% | Iron: 13.3%