Traditionally made with lamb meat, gyros are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine. These Easy Chicken Gyros offer a leaner protein option, while not skimping on the traditional Greek flavors!
Loaded with fresh red pepper, onion and creamy homemade tzatziki all stuffed inside a soft pita, it’s now easier than ever to bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your kitchen.
Easy Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki
½ English cucumber, peeled and diced
2 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
4 tsp. minced garlic
⅓ cup chopped dill (may sub 2 Tbsp. dried dill)
1½ Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of ½ medium lemon)
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness
1 Tbsp. Mediterranean seasoning (may sub Italian seasoning )
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
Optional: lettuce, feta cheese crumbles
- Puree all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
- Season chicken breasts with Mediterranean seasoning. Cook in a large skillet or pan over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Cut into strips.
- Lay pitas on a clean surface. Add lettuce, chicken, red pepper strips, and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta. Fold pita over like a sandwich, or roll it into a "tunnel shape".
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