I have The Best Chicken Gyro Recipe for you today. The chicken is marinated in a seasoned yogurt that makes these chicken gyros absolutely mouth-watering. The chicken is grilled to perfection. Enjoy the gyros with fresh veggies and feta cheese in a whole wheat pita. Keto friends, savor your chicken over a Greek Salad or zoodles. Don’t forget to top it off with my homemade Lighter Greek Tzatziki Sauce.
We absolutely love Chicken Gyros. They are easy to prepare and a crowd pleaser. Whether it’s a weeknight meal, family party, BBQ, tailgate party, okay, anytime Chicken Gyros are awesome. I make a delicious Greek Chicken Salad and I use this marinade for that salad too!
Your days of ordering take-out Greek food will be minimal once you tasty Greek Gyros, they are epic!
I make this Chicken Gyro marinade often and use this chicken for meal prep for the week too. Use this Greek yogurt marinade on veggies, absolutely delicious! Make a Gyro Salad, lettuce wraps, experiment with the marinade and chicken and enjoy.
What is a Gyro?
Gyros are a Greek meal made with meat and served with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, Tzatziki Sauce. Served on flatbread, usually pita bread.
What types of meat are best to make gyro recipes?
Traditionally, beef or chicken make awesome gyros. Lamb is very popular to make gyros. I prefer using boneless chicken breasts. For beef, sirloin, skirt, or flank are my favorite types of beef for gyros. i have used this same marinade on all these cuts of meat with great results.
Are gyros healthy to eat?
Lean chicken breasts and yogurt marinade are a healthy marinade to make healthy Chicken Gyros recipes.
What can I serve with this grilled chicken gyro recipe?
Chicken Gyros can be served with whole wheat pita bread, lettuce wraps, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and of course Tzatziki Sauce!
Can you freeze grilled chicken gyro meat?
I love this recipe because it’s a great make-ahead meal. For a make-ahead option, grill the chicken and place into freezer safe bags. I make serving size portions to use later. Place frozen chicken gyro meat in the fridge the evening before making gyros. The chicken will defrost and be ready to use in the morning. Great for lunch prep!
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Tools to make amazing Chicken Gyros:
A stovetop grill pan is great for gyros. They get nice grill marks and the pan is easy to use.
Glass Mixing Bowls A good set of mixing bowls in the kitchen is a must.
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Tips to make great chicken gyros:
- Seasoning the chicken before grilling is imperative to layer flavor.
- Watch the chicken on the grill, flare-ups can burn the exterior of chicken.
- Chicken Breasts cook best at medium heat, prevents flare-ups.
- Chicken breasts can dry out, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, white meat 160, dark meat 165.
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How to make a delicious Chicken Gyro Marinade?
- To make the chicken gyro marinade, combine yogurt, dill, lime juice, garlic cloves, oregano, thyme, black pepper.
- Place the chicken in a plastic storage bag and cover with the marinade. Keep in the fridge at least one hour, up to overnight.
How To Make Grilled Chicken Gyros:
- When ready to grill, preheat grill or grill pan to high heat, around 475-500 degrees.
- Remove chicken from marinade and reduce grill heat to 425. Grill chicken about 5 minutes per side, the internal temperature should be 160 degrees.
- Serve the grilled chicken gyros on pita bread with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and Tzatziki Sauce.
How to make Greek Chicken Gyros in the oven:
- To make Chicken Gyros in the oven, follow above steps 1 and 2. To use the broiler to make Chicken Gyros, preheat broiler.
- Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade.
- Place chicken on baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 5-6 minutes per side.
- Follow step 3 above to service tasty Greek Chicken Gyros.
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Grilled Chicken Gyro Recipe
Greek Chicken Gyro Marinade
- 1 1/2 pound chicken breast, boneless see note 1
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice approximately 1 medium lime
- 1 zest of a lime see note 2
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- salt, to taste
To Serve the Grilled Chicken Gyros
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced
- 6 slices pita bread
- Tzatziki Sauce
To make the chicken gyro marinade
- In a medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, lime zest, red wine vinegar, olive oil. Stir in minced garlic, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and salt. Combine well.
- In a large plastic sealable bag, add in the chicken breasts. Add in the Greek chicken marinade. Close the bag and make sure all the chicken is covered well with the marinade. Refrigerate at least one hour, up to overnight.
To Grill Chicken Gyros
- Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and discard the yogurt marinade.
- Place the chicken on the grill. The chicken should sear and cook about 8 minutes for the first side. Flip chicken and grill another 4 minutes. see Note 6.
To serve Chicken Gyros
- Remove chicken from grill, cover with aluminum foil and let cool for about 5 minutes. This lets juices set and the chicken will be juicy.
- Slice the chicken into 1-inch slices. Serve on pita bread topped with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced red onion. Top all with Tzatziki Sauce.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.
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