Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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One of my favorite take-out meals is gyros. It was always such a treat to have them… There was an amazing little “hole the wall” place that my mom and I would go that had the best ones!

Yes, I will still occasionally get the real thing, but I came across this chicken gyros recipe and had to try it. It has all the great flavors of a gyro with an delicious tzatziki sauce (no gyro is complete without tzatziki sauce), but without the calorie bomb of a regular gyro. Winner!!

It’s very easy to make and definitely one I will make again and again.

TIP: These chicken gyros go great with easy baked potato wedges!

Ingredients:

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cucumber (peeled, seeded, diced)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil

For the Chicken:

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into tenders
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper

pita or wrap
toppings: avocado, red onion, tomatoes

Directions:

  1. First you want to make the marinade for the chicken. Combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, salt and pepper into a large bowl and whisk together until fully combined.
  2. Place chicken in the bowl and mix it with the marinade until chicken is coated.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. To make the sauce, combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, salt and pepper, drizzle a little olive oil and stir well.
  5. Set in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. To cook the chicken, heat a large skillet with a little olive oil and cook chicken about 10-12 minutes on one side and another 5-8 minutes on the other depending of the thickness.
  7. Once cooked, place into a wrap or pita and top with sauce and other choice toppings… Then enjoy!

 

Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Emily

EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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  1. Tom Ness on January 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    These are so delicious! The tzatziki sauce tastes to fresh and crisp from the cucumbers, and the chicken’s flavor is awesome. Which says a lot, since chicken can be horribly bland and unappealing.

    Overall tho, great recipe. I had the wedges on the side as well, but this also goes great with Sweet Potato Fries. Try the recipe from this site here – they’re the best 🙂

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