Chicken Gyros

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Greek marinated chicken breasts cooked on the grill then served on pita bread along with red onions, lettuce, and homemade Tzatziki sauce make a delicious Chicken Gyro.   This post originally published September 13, 2012.

Pita bread on a plate topped with sliced chicken, red onions, feta, and cucumber slices.

One thing I love about the warm weather is being able to grill out.  Grilling is such a healthy way to prepare food and it gives the food an incredible flavor.  If I could I’d grill everything from May until September.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I wouldn’t grill it.  I only marinate the meal and get it ready, my husband does most of the grilling in our house.

Pin Image: A pita topped with griled chicken, red onions, cucumbers, and feta cheese with text overlay.

I’ve been trying to make a lot of sandwiches and wraps lately because they are great for lunch or dinner.   If I double the recipe we can have them for dinner one day then lunch the next.  They are also a wonderful, filling dinner for days when it’s too warm out to eat a hot meal.  My husband has been loving tzatziki sauce on his wraps so when I saw these chicken gyros I knew they would be a winner.

3 grilled chicken breasts on a cutting board.

I marinated them for several hours and the chicken absorbed all the flavors of the lemon, vinegar, and oregano.  It came off the grill dark on the outside and juicy inside.  While we used pitas as the wrap you could totally use flatbread wraps instead.  We then piled them high with chicken, onions, lettuce, feta, and homemade tzatziki.  They were delicious!

Green backdrop with a plate. On the plate is a pita topped with sliced chicken, sliced cucumber, red onions, and feta.

Pro Tips & Substitutions:

  • While you can use store bought Tzatziki sauce, homemade is so much better!   Check out my recipe HERE.
  • Don’t want to serve these on pita bread?   Try a flat bread wrap or serve over a bed of lettuce for a tasty salad.
  • You can substitute pork or beef for the chicken and still have a tasty gyro recipe.
Pita bread on a plate topped with sliced chicken, red onions, feta, and cucumber slices.

Chicken Gyros

Marinated chicken put on the grill then piled high with red onions, lettuce, and feta cheese all rolled in pita bread then served with homemade Tzatziki.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 batch tzatziki sauce
  • sliced red onions
  • cucumber slices
  • lettuce
  • feta cheese
  • 4 pitas


  • In a gallon size zip top bag combine the garlic cloves, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken to the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • Cook the chicken on the grill until it reaches 170 degrees internally, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the chicken into thin slices. Layer the chicken, red onions, lettuce, feta, and tzatziki sauce on the pita bread.
  • Roll them up and serve with additional tzatziki.


Recipe from Tide & Thyme


Serving: 1g | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1071mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

Pita bread topped with grilled chicken, cucumber, and red onions on a plate.

Grilling for Labor Day


  1. Hi Heather,
    We will just love your gyros, wish I had one right now. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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