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Grilled Chicken Gyros

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Chicken gyros on a plate with a hand reaching for the wrap

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

2 gyros

This grilled chicken gyro recipe is so easy to make and meal prep. It's fresh, well-rounded and healthy.

This delicious grilled chicken gyros recipe is a great, fresh dinner to whip up on a busy night or an easy lunch to meal prep. Make these wraps your own by adding your favorite toppings and even get the kids involved in building theirs.

Chicken gyros on a plate with a hand reaching for the wrap

Why you’ll love this grilled chicken gyros recipe:

  • Easy: Make this recipe in under an hour (the bulk of that time being the marinating time)
  • Versatile: Add your favorite toppings to your gyros wrap
  • Healthy: Made with healthy, fresh ingredients, and lean protein

Ingredient Notes:

Tzaziki: You can totally buy your own tzatziki pre-made at the grocery store, but it’s also so easy to make on your own too. Here’s my quick and simple recipe.

Chicken: The healthy, lean protein in these is obviously the chicken. I used the Greek chicken souvlaki recipe marinade I have here to make the chicken juicy and flavorful.

Chicken gyros on a plate

How to make grilled chicken gyros:

  1. Make the chicken according to the recipe instructions.
  2. While the chicken is marinating you can prep the rest of your ingredients (cook the fries; chop tomatoes and onions; thinly slice lettuce).
  3. When the fries are done cooking, toss with a drizzle of olive oil and big pinches of garlic powder, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Set aside.
  4. Cook the chicken according to chicken skewer recipe.
  5. When all ingredients are prepped, assemble the gyros. Use the pitas fresh to toast briefly in a pan with a bit of butter or olive oil. Then fill the pitas with: tzatziki, fries, chicken, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and feta cheese. Wrap the pita up by folding in half and enjoy!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is chicken gyro made of? Made with a flavorful, chicken marinade, and fresh Mediterranean veggies like olives, red onion, tomatoes, and lettuce, all wrapped up in a pita.

Are grilled chicken gyros healthy? Totally. Use whole wheat pita, lean chicken, and fresh veggies. This can be a great, well-rounded meal. Especially when you make it from scratch!

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What’s the difference between chicken gyro and souvlaki? Essentially how it’s cooked. Souvlaki is marinated meat (pork, chicken, beef, or lamb) grilled on a skewer. Typically you’d eat it on the skewer with a side of pita, and/or salad. Gyros are made with stacked meat that has been cooked on a rotisserie.

What is in a gyro? Skewered meat in a pita with traditional Greek salad, sauce like tzatziki and whatever other toppings you love.

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Chicken gyros on a plate

Grilled Chicken Gyro

5 from 3 votes
This grilled chicken gyro recipe is so easy to make and meal prep. It's fresh, well-rounded and healthy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 gyros
Calories 711 kcal
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Instructions
 

  • Make the chicken according to the recipe instructions.
  • While the chicken is marinating you can prep the rest of your ingredients (cook the fries; chop tomatoes and onions; thinly slice lettuce).
  • When the fries are done cooking, toss with a drizzle of olive oil and big pinches of garlic powder, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Set aside.
  • Cook the chicken according to chicken skewer recipe.
  • When all ingredients are prepped, assemble the gyros. Use the pitas fresh to toast briefly in a pan with a bit of butter or olive oil. Then fill the pitas with: tzatziki, fries, chicken, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and feta cheese. Wrap the pita up by folding in half and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 73.2g | Protein: 39.1g | Fat: 29.7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14.2g | Cholesterol: 82.3mg | Sodium: 2091.7mg | Fiber: 8.9g | Sugar: 9.6g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Shannon B.

Tried the fluffy pita recipe and it was DELICIOUS. Would love for a pita recipe for the gyros!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Shannon!

Veronique

Yum – do you have a recipe for these pitas?

Maria Koutsogiannis

not yet hun but soon! it’s on our list!!

Bri S

5 stars
Made these for dinner tonight – so simple, yet packed full of flavour. Will definitely be making them again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love bri! so glad you guys enjoyed them!!!!

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