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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, July 2017


Recipe Summary

35 mins
55 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  • Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil on the upper rack until no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomato and onion in a medium bowl.

  • 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 Facts

396 calories; protein 32.8g 66% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 4.8g 19% DV; sugars 4g; fat 12.4g 19% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 85.3mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 1327.8IU 27% DV; vitamin c 11.9mg 20% DV; folate 58mcg 15% DV; calcium 47.2mg 5% DV; iron 2.8mg 15% DV; magnesium 82.8mg 30% DV; potassium 628.5mg 18% DV; sodium 549.5mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 35% DV.

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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. Read More