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These Greek-style chicken gyros are easy to make at home with marinated chicken and tzatziki sauce piled on warm pita bread. This family favorite has the best fresh and flavorful taste that rivals any restaurant meal!

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Greek Chicken Gyro

Two of my favorite things to order from a Mediterranean restaurant are hummus with veggies and a chicken gyro. Now I recreate these at home! This chicken gyro recipe and homemade hummus are easy to make and have delicious restaurant quality flavor.

You’ll only need 6 ingredients to make these easy chicken gyros. I love to meal prep the chicken in the afternoon and marinate it until dinnertime. It gets so tender and juicy!

When I have time, I make my homemade naan or pita bread and then load the gyro up with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled onions, parsley and feta. It’s a delicious, fresh and healthy meal idea!

Easy Chicken Gyro Recipe Ingredients

Assembling chicken gyros.
  • Chicken: This recipe calls for chicken breasts, cut into about 1-inch strips. Make sure to marinate your meat for the most flavor!
  • Tzatziki: I used tzatziki sauce in my chicken marinade, as well as a gyro topping. The yogurt in the sauce helps to tenderize the meat.
  • Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is used in the marinade.
  • Vinegar: Red wine vinegar adds some acidity and contributes to that delicious Greek flavor.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic gives it the most flavor.
  • Flat bread: Pita bread or naan bread both taste delicious. Make sure to warm them up before serving.

How to Make Chicken Gyros

Cooking chicken on skillet.
  • Marinate. For the best tender chicken marinate it in a mixture of the tzatziki sauce, oil, vinegar and garlic for at least 30 minutes (up to 4 to 6 hours). The longer it marinates, the more flavor it will have.
  • Cook. Add the marinated chicken in an oiled skillet over medium heat and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. The chicken is ready when the outsides are lightly browned and the center is no longer pink. You can also grill chicken.
  • Assemble. Assemble the gyros by adding the chicken in the middle of a warm flat bread, then add on your favorite toppings.

Assembling the Gyros

Don’t forget to load on all your favorite toppings! Below are my go-to toppings when making chicken gyros:

Chicken gyro laying flat on a plate.

Cooking Tips

  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. I love to marinate mine for a few hours. Instead of marinating in tzatziki sauce, you can use an easy Greek chicken marinade instead.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or it will not be tender. Use a meat thermometer and remove chicken from the skillet when it has reached 165°F.
  • Use fresh ingredients. This will add the best flavor!
  • Make your ingredients homemade for the best chicken gyro. When in a pinch, you can pick up store bought flatbread and tzatziki sauce.
  • Warm the naan or pita bread before assembling the gyro. It makes it more pliable and extra delicious.
  • You can also skip the bread and serve the ingredients over a bed of lettuce, similar to my Mediterranean salad.
Holding chicken gyro.

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Chicken Gyro

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
These Greek-style chicken gyros are easy to make at home with marinated chicken and tzatziki sauce piled on warm pita bread.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


Chicken gyro marinade

  • 1 pound chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • 2 Tablespoons tzatziki sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano (or 2 teaspoon dried)

For assembling

  • 4 flat breads (pita or naan)
  • ¼ cup tzatziki sauce (more as desired)

Optional toppings: sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, red onion or pickled onions, feta cheese, fresh parsley


    • Place the chicken in a glass bowl or zip top bag. Add the tzatziki sauce, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic and oregano. Mix until coated. Allow to marinate for atleast 30 minutes (up to 4-6 hours).
    • If cooking on a skillet spray a skillet for an olive oil spray or brush with a little olive oil. Then place the chicken in the skillet and cook over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned and the center is no longer pink.
    • Warm flat bread and then place chicken in the middle. Add tzatziki sauce and your favorite toppings.


    Grilling chicken: You can also cook this chicken on the grill. Wait to cut the chicken into strips until the end if you plan on grilling. Then preheat your grill to medium-high heat and cook each side for about 4-5 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.


    Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Greek

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