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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, July 2017


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Recipe Summary

35 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

1 pita with 2/3 cup each chicken & salad
396 calories; protein 32.8g; carbohydrates 39.7g; dietary fiber 4.8g; sugars 4g; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 85.3mg; vitamin a iu 1327.8IU; vitamin c 11.9mg; folate 58mcg; calcium 47.2mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 82.8mg; potassium 628.5mg; sodium 549.5mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable