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Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes, these are a family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 524kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 4 chicken breasts pounded to ½ inch thickness
  • 1 tablespoon mediterranean seasoning (you can substitute Italian seasoning in a pinch)
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 pitas (this is a Greek-style flatbread you can find at almost any grocery store near the bread and tortillas or in the bakery)
  • optional: lettuce, feta cheese crumbles

Tzatziki Sauce

  • ½ English cucumber peeled and diced
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • cup 1/3 cup chopped dill fresh or frozen, (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of ½ medium lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Puree all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor (see note). Cover and chill until ready to serve. (If you have time, make this a few hours in advance or the night before so that the flavors can marinate)
  • Season chicken breasts with mediterranean seasoning. Cook in a large skillet or pan over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cut into strips.
  • Lay pitas on a clean surface. Add lettuce (if desired, chicken, red pepper strips, and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta (if desired). Fold pita over like a sandwich, or roll it into a "tunnel shape".


*Recipe update (1/22/15): Some readers have reported enjoying the sauce but wishing it were a bit thicker. If you are someone who loves thicker dressings and sauces, simply squeeze as much water as possible out of the cucumbers before you puree the sauce.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg