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Shredded Chicken Gyros

We go to the annual Salt Lake City Greek Festival for the awesome food. This chicken with lemon and spices is a great way to mix up our menu, and my kids are big fans! —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 whole pita breads
  • Optional toppings: Tzatziki sauce, torn romaine and sliced tomato, cucumber and onion

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine first 9 ingredients; add chicken. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender (a thermometer should read at least 165°).
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred with 2 forks; return to slow cooker. Using tongs, place chicken mixture on pita breads. Serve with toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 gyro (calculated without toppings): 337 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Just a pinch
    Apr 28, 2020

    Greek seasonings are not in the ingredient list. The second time I tries this I added my own, Fresh Mint, Oregeno and a touch of rosemary. Much better

  • Rivkel
    Mar 23, 2019

    We did not like it. No flavor. Dry. We did not like the sauce. My boys and husband did not finish it. Even I who am not picky, did not like it. Very disappointing.

  • danielleylee
    Apr 9, 2018

    We added this item on to the menu at work and it is a really big hit. The chicken is super moist and everyone loved the recipe. We have had it on a few times now and offer it up as a catering meal as well.

  • peanutsnona76
    Jan 22, 2016

    Annaf27-lemon,oregano,olive oil, vinegar-is plenty Greek. You have never been there, and aren't Greek yourself, I assume. Not all Greek cuisine uses those elements, but many do. A good recipe, and yes, I there is room for a little adjustment for personal tastes. That's is part of the delight of cooking. Greek-American, yes. "Absolutely nothing Greek about it"? Not true.

  • lmmanda
    Aug 18, 2015

    Excellent! I loved the lemon flavor, the chicken was very moist (we cooked it 2.5 hours) . I did add a little salt like a previous reviewer did.

  • annaf27
    Feb 1, 2015

    Lemon chicken. That should have been the title for this recipe. It wasn't bad, but there was absolutely nothing Greek about it. We won't be making this recipe again.

  • melgoody03
    Jan 14, 2015

    This is great! I add Greek Seasoning to mine and serve it with lemon potato wedges. This is one of my family's favorite dishes. Leftovers freeze well.

  • calbertson
    Jan 12, 2015

    This was delish! Go heavy on a good nonfat tzatziki sauce. I did add a little salt. We enjoyed the leftovers on a big salad.