Lunch and Dinner, Main Dishes

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce served with French fries

A soft warp of juicy and tender flavorful marinated chicken rolled up with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, lettuce, and tzatziki sauce
A heavenly combination of flavors that you deserve!



Ingredients

For the Chicken

chicken thighs, boneless and skinless

dried oregano

fresh oregano, finely chopped

cloves garlic, minced

extra virgin olive oil

salt

paprika

pinch of turmeric

coriander powder

black pepper

garlic powder

lemon juice

full-fat Greek yogurt

For the Tzatziki Sauce

full-fat Greek yogurt

finely chopped dill

salt

small garlic cloves, finely minced

olive oil

black pepper

chopped mint

lemon juice

large English cucumber, peeled, and grated


two warm soft sandwiches of chicken with sauce served with French fries, cucumbers, and tomatoes
Serve these sandwiches with crunchy French fries.

Steps to Prep

To Make the Chicken

To start with, add all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl before adding the chicken thighs to marinate them.

Note: I prefer to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, nothing longer than 24 hours.

Then, when the marinated chicken thighs are ready, transfer them to a slightly oiled skillet on medium heat and grill them for about 5-6 minutes per side, until done.

Next, set them aside to rest, covered, before slicing.

To Make the Tzatziki Sauce

First, peel the cucumber and grate it finely.

Then, transfer the peeled and grated cucumber to paper towels and squeeze all the liquid out. You won’t need the liquid.

Now, in a bowl, combine the cucumber with the rest of the ingredients and you’re ready to serve.

To Assemble

First, warm your pita or flatbread.

Then, spread some tzatziki sauce.

After that, add your chicken.

Finally, add chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions, and top with more tzatziki sauce. Serve and enjoy!


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Your dinner table’s main attraction!


a sandwich of chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce rolled up with chopped tomatoes and red onions
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two sandwiches of juicy and tender flavorful marinated chicken rolled up with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and lettuce
Every bite is a burst of flavor!

Tips and Tricks

When you marinate chicken thighs, make sure that they are well coated with the marinade.

It is better to marinate the chicken thighs for a minimum of 4 hours. The longer you marinate it, the juicier and more tender the chicken gyros will be.

On the same side, make sure not to over marinate them. If you marinade for longer than 24 hours, the chicken thighs might break down.

The cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the chicken thighs. It also depends on the cut you use. Large chicken thighs take about 10-12 minutes of cooking time. However, smaller ones will need less cooking time.

If you like the taste of grilled chicken, grill the chicken thighs over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes per side.

For best results, let the cooked chicken thighs rest for 3-5 minutes covered before slicing them to allow the juices of the marinade to redistribute throughout the flesh.

Add chopped mint to the tzatziki sauce. It is an optional ingredient, but so good at the same time!



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What cuts of chicken can be used to make Chicken Gyros?

To make Greek chicken gyros, I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I love how juicy meat you get after cooking. You can also use chicken breasts; the result will be a little more dry.

Can I get tzatziki sauce from the store instead of making it from scratch?

Yes, you can use store-bought tzatziki sauce if you’re short on time. However, homemade tzatziki sauce has a fresher flavor and would taste much better.

Can I use frozen instead of fresh chicken to make Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce?

Fresh chicken is definitely preferred for the best outcome, but you can use thawed frozen chicken if necessary. Just ensure that it’s fully thawed before marinating and cooking

What are some common variations to the traditional Chicken Gyros recipe?

You can experiment by adding sliced onions, bell peppers, or tomatoes to the gyro filling. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can add crumbled feta cheese or olives for a burst of flavor.


two warm soft wrap of chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce served with French fries, cucumbers, and tomatoes
Perfect for family gathering!

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chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce served with French fries

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Fatimah
This Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce is a soft wrap of juicy and tender flavorful marinated chicken, loaded with a ton of irresistible flavors. Try it now!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 17 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Greek
Calories 2213 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

  • pounds chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons full-fat Greek yogurt

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dill finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 small garlic clove finely minced
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon chopped mint optional, but so good
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ large English cucumber peeled and grated

Instructions
 

To Make the Chicken

  • Add all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl before adding the chicken thighs to marinate them.
  • When the marinated chicken thighs are ready, transfer them to a slightly oiled skillet on medium heat and grill them for about 5-6 minutes per side, until done.
  • Set them aside to rest, covered, before slicing.

To Make the Tzatziki Sauce

  • Peel the cucumber and grate it finely.
  • Transfer the peeled and grated cucumber to paper towels and squeeze all the liquid out. You won’t need the liquid.
  • In a bowl, combine the cucumber with the rest of the ingredients and you’re ready to serve.

To Assemble

  • Warm your pita or flatbread.
  • Spread some tzatziki sauce.
  • Add your chicken.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions, and top with more tzatziki sauce.

Notes

  • When you marinate chicken thighs, make sure that they are well coated with the marinade.
  • It is better to marinate the chicken thighs for a minimum of 4 hours. The longer you marinate it, the juicier and more tender the chicken gyros will be.
  • The cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the chicken thighs. It also depends on the cut you use.
  • For best results, let the cooked chicken thighs rest for 3-5 minutes covered before slicing them to allow the juices of the marinade to redistribute throughout the flesh.

Nutrition

Calories: 2213kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 113gFat: 189gSaturated Fat: 41gPolyunsaturated Fat: 32gMonounsaturated Fat: 102gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 667mgSodium: 5184mgPotassium: 1765mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1222IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Chicken Gyros, Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki, Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce, Greek Chicken Gyros
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6 thoughts on “Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Magdalena says:

    5 stars
    This recipe just went out and I made it already is amazing my kids love it they are very fan of gyros this recipe is everything Masha’Allah

  2. Candice says:

    5 stars
    Yuuuuum !!! Sooo delicious, so easy and the chicken is extremely tender. Can’t wait to make again 😋

  3. Cassandra Kennedy says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe!!! The chicken was beyond fabulous; well seasoned and tender!! I’m not a yogurt fan and but once the Tzatziki sauce got cold–new fan. Your recipe will be on repeat. Thank you for posting!!!!

  4. LA says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is to DIE for, so delicious! Better than any store/restaurant bought sandwich I have had!

  5. Tanz says:

    5 stars
    Delicious outcome and very easy to make , thank you so much for all your effort.

  6. Malahat says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was a hit in my home! The chicken itself was very flavorful and the tzatziki sauce was the best recipe I’ve ever tried. This is definitely a staple in our house now. Can’t wait to try your other recipes as well. Thank you!

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