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a chicken gyro wrapped in paper and topped with lots of tzatziki sauce with another gyro in the background
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Chicken Gyros

This recipe for homemade Chicken Gyros boasts huge flavor with just a few simple steps. Made with a blend of spices with the perfect balance of herbs, smokiness, warmth, and aroma, gyro night can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! You'll be blown away with your very own creation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Marinate2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken gyros, greek chicken gyros, gyros
Servings: 4
Calories: 782kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless



  • 4 pitas
  • ¼ cup tzatziki sauce
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved


  • Marinate chicken: Add the chicken and marinade ingredients to a large freezer bag. Squeeze to mix all the ingredients around and transfer the bag to the fridge. Marinate for 1-4 hours.
  • Cook chicken: Preheat the oven to 425F°. Equip a baking sheet with a roasting rack. Line the chicken on the rack and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges begin to crisp. You can turn on the broiler for 2-3 minutes if you'd like more crispiness without drying the chicken out.
  • Assemble gyros: Roughly chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Warm the pitas for 15-20 seconds in the microwave or toast them individually in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Spoon some of the chicken into the pita, then top with tzatziki, onion, and tomatoes.


  1. Transfer the chicken to an airtight container and store for 3-4 days in the fridge. It's best to assemble the gyros as you enjoy them, as the pre-assembled gyros won't keep well and the pitas will become soggy. Keep each component separate.
  2. Reheat the chicken either in the microwave, on a skillet, or in the oven at 350F on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.
  3. You can also use up your leftover chicken with salad, soups, in casseroles, over pasta, or rice. This flavorful chicken isn't limited to just pita wraps!
  4. Store the chicken in an airtight container or sealable freezer bag and store for 3-6 months in your freezer. I find it's easier to allow the chicken to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.


Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1147mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1219IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 4mg