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Delicious Healthy Chicken Gyro Recipe

A quick and easy delicious Healthy Chicken Gyro recipe. You can either stuff the ingredients into a pita or make a yummy Greek salad. Gyros make a great lunch or dinner!

Two open pita halves filled with sliced chicken, onion kalamata olives, cucumbers, and Feta cheese sits on a white plate. Cooked pitas sit on a cooling rack in the back.You remember my Pita Bread recipe don’t you? The one that had me high fiving myself and doing a happy dance? I made those pitas so I could make this delicious Chicken Gyro recipe. Talk about an easy peasy dinner!

A pita sliced in half and stuffed with Chicken Gyro ingredients including chicken onions, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Cooked pita shells sit in the background on a cooling rack.I don’t know what exactly goes into that cone of meat that you see in Greek restaurants. It’s delicious, but maybe I am better off not knowing. So, when Debbie of The Mountain Kitchen posted her Chicken Gyros, I knew that we would love them. We often go out for gyros for lunch on our summer Saturdays. They don’t leave us feeling heavy or in a food coma.

A pita sliced in half and stuffed with Chicken Gyro ingredients including chicken onions, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Cooked pita shells sit in the background on a cooling rack.Debbie prepared her Gyros in 30 minutes. I had a little more time so in addition to marinating the vegetables as she did, I also marinated my chicken for a little longer. Debbie had said the longer the better. The other change that I made was her dressing calls for an equal amount of vinegar to oil. I used 1/2 part vinegar to 1 part oil. Lastly, I had some tzatziki that I put inside my pita before adding the ingredients. I’m writing up my recipe instructions, but please visit Debbie for a look at all of her amazing recipes.A pita sliced in half and stuffed with Chicken Gyro ingredients including chicken onions, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese sitting on a white plate next to a spinach salad. Cooked pita shells sit in the background on a cooling rack.

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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Gyros

A quick and easy delicious Chicken Gyro recipe. You can either stuff the ingredients into a pita or make a healthy Greek salad.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 skinless boneless chicken breast sliced thin
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1/4 sweet onion sliced thinly
  • 12 Kalamata olives halved
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 4 pieces of Pita Bread sliced in half
  • Feta cheese crumbled

Greek Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1-1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients into a jar or salad cruet. Shake to combine.
  • Combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion and olives in a ziplock bag and drizzle lightly with Greek dressing. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.
  • Place sliced chicken in another ziplock bag and drizzle lightly with Greek dressing. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Drain marinade from vegetables and add to chopped lettuce.
  • Build Gyro by placing marinated vegetable lettuce mixture in the pita bread. Add chicken and top with Feta cheese.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1390mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.8mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Donna

Friday 6th of May 2016

That looks so tasty. I had a gyro for the first time in Seattle. Now I will be making them, thank you.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Thank you Donna! I just love them and need to make them again. I like them especially in the warmer months.

Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Gyros are so awesome! I love to add hummus to mine and lots of hot peppers!!

Julie Menghini

Monday 2nd of May 2016

I love that idea Jennifer! I'm a hummus lover too!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

I'm loving this, Julie, especially with your home-made pita! I've found it pretty hard to find good fresh pita bread in some areas. I've made my own before but was never quite happy with them so I'm looking forward to trying yours.

Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!

Mollie

Julie Menghini

Thursday 28th of April 2016

Thank you! I love sharing with your party but have to admit most of the time I miss getting in! I've got to get better doing this!