The Best Chicken Gyros Recipe {Ever}






Craving for some amazing gyros? This chicken gyros recipe is perfect with best homemade pita bread,easy tzatziki sauce and amazing gyro seasoning make this complete delicious meal to try.This is the best and easy chicken gyros you can try with some amazing grilled chicken,simple veggies and homemade tzatziki sauce.This the best chicken gyro to try!


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Juicy delicious grilled shredded chicken wrapped to make this chicken gyros recipe along with salad and tzatziki sauce makes the whole meal worth every bite.



The chicken is so delicious,even if you are not planning to make gyros,the chicken itself would taste amazing with noodles or rice too.So much flavor and just few basic ingredients.



close up og the homemade chicken gyros with grilled chicken






Chicken Gyros Recipe


A fun fact:  the word "Gyro" is pronounced as "yee-ro"  and not "jye-roh".


Chicken is marinated for couple of hours so that flavors get infused well and finally grilled on grilling plate/outdoor grill to make the succulent chicken which is so flavorful and amazing.


The tzatziki sauce is another easy and amazing sauce that goes in this chicken gyros along with some amazing salad that makes this recipe of homemade chicken gyros so good.


Homemade gyro ingredients/What goes in greek chicken gyros?


Few ingredients that make the these homemade gyros so amazing are:

  • Grilled Chicken:  Marinated for at least 2 to 6 hrs.If you are in a hurry then you can marinate for lesser time and then grill till done,further shred the chicken or chop the pieces to be used in gyro.
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Easy Salad
  • Homemade Pita Bread or any other flat bread of your choice


What is the difference between a gyro and  souvlaki?



What is a gyro? A Gyro is Greek delicacy which is much similar to a modern day sandwich.
Normally cooked/grilled meat which is served with a pita bread along with grilled/cooked veggies and sauces,just like a sandwich.


Gyros are also referred as shawarma and is mostly prepared with pork,which normally forms  the main dish.
A Souvlaki on the other hand is grilled Greek appetizer,just like kabobs and normally served along with sides like rice/veggies too.


In Souvlaki cubes of chicken or any meat are grilled on direct flame along with veggies and served as a appetizer.
Souvlaki is also sometimes referred as Shish Kebab.


closeup of grilled chicken gyro with homemade tzatziki sauce


Pro Tips to make the best chicken gyro recipe:

  • Marinate the chicken for at least 6 hrs to get best flavors and chicken to get most flavour infused and the chicken to get flavorful.Marinating chicken overnight will give the best flavors.

  • You can grill the chicken on outdoor grill or inside on a grilling pan on medium heat till the chicken is cooked well and moist.

  • You can prep everything ahead of time and keep it ready to warm it and serve for dinner.Cook chicken ahead and make salad along with tzatziki sauce,just warm the pita bread and chicken and serve.

  • You can use either chicken thigh meat or breast meat as per availability.I have used chicken breast meat as stores near me were out of thigh meat.

  • If you have cooked the chicken then you can store the chicken in refrigerator upto 4 days,uncooked marinated chicken would stay in freezer.


How do you make chicken gyro from scratch?

Different steps that make the chicken gyro with tzatziki sauce are:
1. Make the tzatziki sauce
2. Marinate the Chicken/Grill the chicken
3. Prepare the salad
4. Warm pita bread
5. Assemble gyros


What goes in authentic Tzatziki sauce?

Slice the cucumber lengthwise into half. Further with a spoon remove the seeds.


Grate the cucumber with a vegetable grater ,grate the cucumber. Squeeze out the water from grated cucumber and discard the water extracted.


Further add the grated cucumber,chopped dill,greek yogurt,chili flakes,olive oil,salt,garlic powder,garlic minced,lemon juice,oregano and stir well to combine well.


Keep this aside for some time to get a nice flavor.

how to make tzatziki sauce

steps to make tzatziki sauce

a white and black bowl with easy tzatziki sauce and a plate with shredded chicken

What goes in Greek chicken gyro marinade?

In a ziploc bag,add the ingredients for the chicken marinade, such as greek yogurt,salt,black pepper powder,oregano,olive oil,white vinegar,minced garlic,cumin powder,smoked paprika and sugar.


Add the chicken to the bag,close the ziploc and rub the bag well on the chicken to coat the chicken with marinade.
Keep this for at least an hour or two, if you are in a hurry.


Heat a grilling pan,apply some olive oil to the pan,arrange the chicken,discard remaining marinade left in the bag.
Grill the chicken till done well,keep turning the chicken every few seconds till the grill marks appear on the chicken.


Shred the chicken with a pair of forks or slice the chicken as you desire.


how to make greek grilled chicken


a white plate with grilled shredded chicken


What goes in salad for making grilled chicken gyro?

In a bowl add the chopped onion, chopped tomato, sliced onion, chopped cucumber, salt, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar.



a white plate with chopped vegetables


Homemade pita bread

To serve the pita bread, first warm the pita bread in oven or on cast iron pan till the bread is warmed all the way through.



a pile of pita bread recipe homemade



What is greek chicken gyro made of?/How to make easy gyro recipe?

To assemble the final greek grilled chicken gyro,arrange the pita bread,add the chicken pieces,next the salad and finally the tzatziki sauce.



Wrap the pita bread to form a wrap/roll and further wrap around with parchment paper to hold the roll together.



a pita bread with shredded chicken and veggies

homemade pita bread topped with slaw,shredde chicken and tzatziki sauce



Is gyro good for you? Are chicken gyro healthy?

Gyro is made of a combination of pita bread,veggies,grilled chicken,tzatziki ,which makes it a wholesome meal plus the chicken,veggies and tzatziki makes the gyro a source of vitamins, minerals and protein,which is needed for a healthy diet.


You can make it even more healthier by using whole wheat pita bread or low carb tortilla.


How long will the chicken gyros last?

If you are planning to store the chicken gyro in refrigerator then keep every ingredient stored separately.


If you combine to make the chicken gyro and store then the bread will get soggy and wont be tasting good when you want to serve.


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The Best Chicken Gyros Recipe {Ever}


The Best Chicken Gyros Recipe {Ever}
Servings: 4 Servings
Author:
Prep Time:: 01 H & 20 MCook Time:: 15 MTotal Time:: 1 H & 35 M
Craving for some amazing gyros? This chicken gyros recipe is perfect with best homemade pita bread,easy tzatziki sauce and amazing gyro seasoning make this complete delicious meal to try.This is the best and easy chicken gyros you can try with some amazing grilled chicken,simple veggies and homemade tzatziki sauce.This the best chicken gyro to try!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb/450 Grams Chicken thigh/breast,fillets
  • 4 Pita Bread,large
For Marination:
  • 1.5 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 4 cloves,Garlic,minced
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Salt and Black Pepper Powder
For Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1/2 Cup grated,seeded Cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Dill leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • As per need Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano,dried
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes(optional)
For Salad:
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Chopped Onion
  • Sliced Onion
  • Chopped Cucumber
  • Salt and Pepper Powder
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions:

Marinate Chicken:
  1. In a ziploc bag,add the ingredients for the chicken marinade, such as greek yogurt,salt,black pepper powder,oregano,olive oil,white vinegar,minced garlic,cumin powder,smoked paprika and sugar.
  2. Add the chicken to the bag,close the ziploc and rub the bag well on the chicken to coat the chicken with marinade.
  3. Keep this for at least an hour or two.
Make Tzatziki Sauce:
  1. Slice the cucumber lengthwise into half. Further with a spoon remove the seeds.
  2. Grate the cucumber with a vegetable grater ,grate the cucumber. Squeeze out the water from grated cucumber and discard the water extracted.
  3. Further add the grated cucumber,chopped dill,greek yogurt,chili flakes,olive oil,salt,garlic powder,garlic minced,lemon juice,oregano and stir well to combine well.
  4. Keep this aside for some time to get a nice flavor.
Make Salad:
  1. In a bowl add the chopped onion, chopped tomato, sliced onion, chopped cucumber, salt, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar.
Cook Chicken:
  1. Heat a grilling pan,apply some olive oil to the pan,arrange the chicken,discard remaining marinade left in the bag.
  2. Grill the chicken till done well,keep turning the chicken every few seconds till the grill marks appear on the chicken.
  3. Shred the chicken with a pair of forks or slice the chicken as you desire.
Assemble Gyros:
  1. Warm the pita bread in oven or on cast iron pan till the bread is warmed all the way through.
  2. To assemble the final greek grilled chicken gyro,arrange the pita bread,add the chicken pieces,next the salad and finally the tzatziki sauce.
  3. Wrap the pita bread to form a wrap/roll and further wrap around with parchment paper to hold the roll together.

Notes:

Marinate the chicken for at least 6 hrs to get best flavors and chicken to get most flavour infused and the chicken to get flavorful.Marinating chicken overnight will give the best flavors.
You can grill the chicken on outdoor grill or inside on a grilling pan on medium heat till the chicken is cooked well and moist.
You can prep everything ahead of time and keep it ready to warm it and serve for dinner.Cook chicken ahead and make salad along with tzatziki sauce,just warm the pita bread and chicken and serve.
You can use either chicken thigh meat or breast meat as per availability.I have used chicken breast meat as stores near me were out of thigh meat.
If you have cooked the chicken then you can store the chicken in refrigerator upto 4 days,uncooked marinated chicken would stay in freezer.

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Calories
569.41
Fat (grams)
27.17
Sat. Fat (grams)
6.30
Carbs (grams)
46.40
Fiber (grams)
3.79
Net carbs
42.62
Sugar (grams)
7.01
Protein (grams)
37.46
Sodium (milligrams)
904.78
Cholesterol (grams)
145.84
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