Chicken Gyros


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.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 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 1/2-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


  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.

    Chicken Gyros


To make ahead: Marinate chicken (Step 1) for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
12g Fat
40g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 pita with 2/3 cup each chicken & salad
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Vitamin A 1328IU 27%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 58mcg 15%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 629mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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