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Hearty Chicken Gyros

I love reinventing classic recipes to fit our taste and healthy lifestyle. This recipe is quick to prepare and can be served with oven fries or on its own. You can add Greek olives, omit the onion, or even use cubed pork tenderloin for a new taste. —Kayla Douthitt, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup salt-free lemon-pepper marinade
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves, warmed
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Place chicken, marinade and mint in a shallow dish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours.
  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. In another bowl, combine cucumber, tomato and onion. Serve chicken in pita pockets with sauce, vegetable mixture and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 gyro: 248 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • ruthncls
    Aug 21, 2020

    It was very good. I left the chicken breast halves in tact and my husband grilled them. After they cooled, I cut them into smaller pieces. It ended up being a wrap, because I could not get the pita bread split.

  • Cami
    Jun 29, 2019

    Made this tonight for dinner. Super yummy, fresh, and healthy. Highly recommended!

  • recipefinder
    Jun 1, 2018

    This is a question not a review, gave it 4 stars because it sounds delicious. Can anyone tell me what is lemon-pepper marinade? Do you buy this pre-made, or if you make it yourself-- what are the ingredients? Can anyone help. Thank you.

  • Kirstin
    Mar 15, 2018

    No comment left

  • NoodleNel
    Dec 19, 2017

    Made this last night and it was delicious. My daughter came home from a friend's house where she had dinner and loved the smell the kitchen and asked if we had any leftovers. Unfortunately no. I will make again.