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chicken gyro with tzatziki sauce and cucumber salad wrapped in papper
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Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Quick and easy chicken gyros with herb-marinated chicken, cucumber salad, creamy tzatziki sauce all wrapped in soft pita bread for a simple and delicious dinner recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 371kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenderloins cut thick ones in half lengthwise
  • white or whole wheat pita bread
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • 5-Minute Tzatziki Sauce
  • green-leaf lettuce

Marinade

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning (see note)

Cucumber Salad

  • ½ cucumber sliced or chopped, see note
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of fresh dill optional

Instructions

  • Stir together all of the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Add chicken to the marinade, toss to coat, cover tightly, and chill for at least 30 minutes (or up to two hours for more added flavor).
  • While chicken is marinating, stir together all ingredients for the cucumber salad. Set aside.
  • Use tongs to transfer marinated chicken to a preheated cooking surface (grill or skillet) and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side over medium heat until cooked through.
  • Arrange the pitas on a plate or clean surface. Assemble the pitas by filling pita bread with lettuce, chicken, cucumber salad, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce.
  • Fold the pita over like a sandwich or roll it up. Enjoy!

Notes

Using fresh herbs: Instead of dried herbs, you can use fresh herbs. replace the Herbs de Provence/Italian seasoning with 1 teaspoon each finely chopped fresh thyme, oregano, and parsley.
Cucumber: You can use a regular cucumber, but as my homemade tzatziki sauce uses half of an English cucumber, I just use the second half of the English cucumber here in the cucumber salad!
Add peppers: Sometimes I add sautéed bell pepper slices and it is DELISH, so if you've got some peppers on hand, I highly recommend giving this a try.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg