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Chicken Gyros

This yummy chicken gyro recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just take tender chicken, coat it in a creamy cucumber-yogurt sauce, then tuck it into pita pockets. Some folks like lettuce and diced tomato on top. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 whole pita breads
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, mustard and oregano; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a small bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, dill and remaining garlic; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir the chicken for 7-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Spoon onto pita breads. Top with yogurt mixture and onion; fold in half.
Nutrition Facts
1 gyro: 367 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • angela32
    Dec 11, 2020

    Love these! Very tasty

  • Lauren
    Aug 6, 2019

    I really enjoyed this recipe! The sauce could have used a few more spices (even something as simply as salt or pepper), but it was still really good regardless. Like the other reviewers, I also used Greek yogurt, and beyond that I also added feta cheese on top of it all when done. I also always appreciate a quick, easy meat marinade that could be used on chicken for other things as well. This recipe is a perfect quick and easy recipe to make for one or, and something great for leftovers if you have any!

  • Nikki
    Sep 26, 2018

    Absolutely loved it! This recipe was incredibly easy to make and both my boyfriend and I loved it. I swapped out regular yogurt with Greek yogurt for more protein and swapped the regular pita for whole wheat pita just to be healthier and it turned out amazing.

  • Lady Fingers
    Feb 23, 2017

    I made this for dinner tonight, with a few minor changes to use ingredients I had on hand. It's an excellent recipe, tasty and simple to make. I used whole-milk Greek yogurt which is thick and not very sour, and used small flour tortillas instead of pita breads.

  • mommayor
    Nov 8, 2016

    My kids loved this recipe! I added a little sugar to the sauce.

  • oconnor
    Jun 9, 2015

    Made this tonight and it was a hit. It's a keeper.the only change was a little sour cream in the sauce to mellow it out.

  • Hsmomforlife
    Feb 13, 2015

    I give this one star, only because I couldn't give it zero. This was horrible. The chicken was nothing like gyros flavor at all. It was lemon chicken. None of my kids or my husband enjoyed this and they usually are pretty easy to please. I couldn't even finish mine. The sauce was pretty good.

  • hollybop
    Nov 1, 2014

    my family and I really love this recipe. It is so quick and easy. My picky kids like to eat the chicken plain. I use naan instead of pita, we just like it better. The garlic in the sauce makes it yummy, and be sure to taste to make sure it has enough salt. Oh, and I also prefer using full-fat yogurt for the sauce. The fat free greek yogurt is just tasteless.

  • manchesterunited
    Apr 28, 2014

    Thought the chicken and the sauce were bland, will not make again

  • Raychelray
    Mar 17, 2014

    I used fresh dill and I also added a teaspoon of red wine vinegar for the tetziki sauce. And instead of the basic tomatoes and lettuce Imake a kalamata olive and pepperoncini and feta mix! I worked at a Greek restaurant and they used it in their gyros it's the best!!!!!