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!
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!
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.