Bring the Mediterranean Home With These Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyros at Home - Double Knotted Apron

Turn your kitchen into a view of the Greek Isles with these incredibly easy and delicious chicken gyros. Get ready to OPA!

What You’ll Need:

*I adapted this recipe from a great grilling cookbook, Weber’s On the Grill (Chicken & Sides).

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (fresh lemon is best)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, diced

Chicken Marinade

  • EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins, thawed


  • Pita bread
  • lettuce, shredded
  • *onion, diced (optional)
  • *tomatoes, diced (optional)

Prepare chicken by sprinkling oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on both sides of the chicken. Over medium-low heat drizzle EVOO around a large non-stick skillet two or three times. Add the prepared chicken tenders to the skillet. Cook thoroughly, browning on both sides.

Chicken for the Gyros - Double Knotted Apron

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the tzatziki sauceIn a medium glass or metal bowl whisk together the greek yogurt, mint, EVOO, salt and pepper. Add the cucumbers last by folding into the mix with a spatula. Place in the refrigerator until time to serve.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce - Double Knotted Apron

Check on your chicken, rotating and turning to ensure even cooking.

Upclose Chicken - Double Knotted Apron


Once the tenders are almost cooked through, start heating the pita bread. I used my toaster oven to do this. Turn on to 350 degrees and toast for 45 seconds to one minute. Keep a close eye on the pita bread as you do not want to burn or toast, just heat through. Once heated through, place on a plate, spread a generous amount of tzatziki sauce on the pita, top with chicken and lettuce and serve immediately. (If you want to add onion and tomato now is the time.)

Chicken Gyros at Home - Double Knotted Apron

Enjoy this tasty dish with a side of hummus or greek salad!!


Chicken Gyros at Home Recipe Card – Double Knotted Apron


2 thoughts on “Bring the Mediterranean Home With These Chicken Gyros

    • Thank you! They are really tasty and so simple! I actually just downloaded some of your printables (Love and Respect for husbands and wives). They are so great and I can’t wait to pin them up around our home!! Thank you for sharing them. 🙂 I can’t wait to read more from your blog.


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