Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros

1 Review
From:, July 2017

Skip the takeout and make these easy, healthy gyros at home. Lean chicken breast is flavored with classic gyro seasonings and tucked into a whole-wheat pita with veggies and a cool tzatziki sauce. Look for tzatziki—Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce—near other prepared refrigerated dips like hummus and salsa.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed


  • Prep

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  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in an 8-inch glass baking dish. Add chicken and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator, stirring once, for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil on the upper rack until no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomato and onion in a medium bowl.
  5. To serve, spread 1 tablespoon tzatziki on each warmed pita and top with the chicken and the salad.
  • To make ahead: Marinate chicken (Step 1) for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pita with ⅔ cup each chicken & salad
  • Per serving: 396 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 58 mcg folate; 85 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,328 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 47 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 549 mg sodium; 628 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (27% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 2½ starch, 1½ fat, ½ vegetable

Reviews 1

November 14, 2017
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By: kristinoe
The marinade for the chicken provides so much flavor! I opted to just buy a store brand tzatziki instead of making it. Made a great meal prep entree.
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