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Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki. Street food inspired, oven roasted chicken stuffed inside fresh pitas with all the “extras”. Add delicious creamy feta tzatziki sauce, spicy harissa, and all of the desired toppings you love. This Greek-inspired loaded chicken gyro is SO GOOD. It makes for a quick, fun, delicious, and different weeknight dinner. Serve each gyro with homemade fries for a meal that everyone will truly love.

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I’m starting to feel like every recipe these days starts out similar…Creighton inspired this one. Having him home in Colorado means the dinner requests come in regularly every morning. He loves to try new things, and ethnic foods are his favorite. His favorite cuisine is probably a toss-up between Greek and Indian dishes. He loves all the flavors, spices, and sauces that are traditionally used.
And I can’t blame him, Greek especially, is one of my favorites too. I love the freshness, bright herbs, garlic, and lemon that’s widely used. And of course, we all know I love feta cheese.
Every time Creigh is in town, without a doubt he requests a gyro. He loves any kind of loaded “street food” style wrap/sandwich/bowl. Of course, he’d love a lamb gyro, which I’m sure is delicious, but chicken is what I had on hand!

The idea with these gyros is that they’re simple. Nothing too fancy, but they use such delicious flavors. I wanted to roast up the chicken on a sheet pan to keep things really quick and easy.
And then incorporate a super special element that’s a little different from your average gyro, and that’s the feta tzatziki.

Quick Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki | halfbakedharvet.com

Here are the details

The yogurt, lemon, olive oil, and seasonings are key to good flavoring of the gyro meat. Also, lots of smoked paprika and oregano with garlic. I love to add shallots to the mix too. This mix is tossed with cubed chicken and a splash of lemon juice. Then let the chicken sit for a bit to really soak up the wonderful spices.

While the chicken is resting, I usually make up a batch of fries to serve alongside.

Traditionally most gyro meat is roasted vertically like you would a rotisserie chicken. But since my variation is being made at home, I roasted mine in the oven until it got a slight char. ‘Tis delicious, but again, this is not traditional, just a little bit easier.

Quick Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki | halfbakedharvet.com

The Tzatziki

This sauce is probably my favorite element of these gyros. It’s your classic tzatziki sauce, but with the addition of salty, whipped feta cheese.
To be honest, this sauce is really why I made these gyros. Once I had the idea to incorporate whipped feta into tzatziki I was sold.
Everything is blended until creamy, then at the end stir in the cucumbers and a pinch of chili flakes. So simple, but it works so wonderfully with these flavors and really steps up the tzatziki sauce!

Finish These Up!

As with any gyro, you can pick and choose your toppings/sauces. I used a bit of spicy harissa on top. And the feta tzatziki sauce on the bottom of my warmed pitas. Then just stuff the chicken inside and add whatever extra toppings you enjoy. SO DELICIOUS!
So full of flavor, and layered with texture. Not to mention, they’re just a fun way to switch up your average weeknight dinner!

Quick Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki | halfbakedharvet.com

Looking for other easy dinners? Here are some favorites:

Easy Greek Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

30 Minute Spicy Indian Butter Chicken

Sheet Pan Sticky Sweet and Sour Chicken

Lastly, if you make these Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories Per Serving: 1205 kcal

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Ingredients

Feta Tzatziki

Instructions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, cubed chicken, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, paprika, oregano, chili flakes, and a large pinch each of salt and pepper. Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, toss and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the chicken chars on the edges (watch carefully)
    3. Meanwhile, make the Tzatziki. Combine the feta, 1/4 cup yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice in a blender and blend until creamy. Stir in 1/3 cup more yogurt, the cucumbers, and a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes.
    4. To assemble, stuff/spread each pita with tzatziki, then lettuce, and chicken. Add red onions and herbs. Drizzle over more tzatziki and if desired, harissa (recipe in notes).

Notes

Spiced Harissa Sauce: combine 1/3 cup harissa, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, and a pinch of salt 
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe and will add it to our regular rota! Super delicious and easy. I marinated the chicken all day, then we grilled it on the stove top and it turned out beautifully. The harissa and tzatziki were both delicious too!

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Loved this simple and delicious recipe. The standout was definitely the Feta Tzatziki, but the marinaded chicken was SO good. It’s 107 degrees where I live in CA today, so I opted to pan-grill the chicken and forego turning on the oven. I’ll definitely make again.
    For my sweet potato fries, I air-fried them and made quick ketchup + sriracha + honey mix for dipping sauce… yum!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! A huge hit with my family, I used chicken thighs instead because that’s what I had and they were so juicy. I love this blog so much I have yet to try a recipe I don’t like, thank you for always posting!

    1. Hi Jen,
      Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe out, I am so excited to hear that it was a hit! xx

  4. 5 stars
    I have made at least 20 HBH recipes but this one is hands down my favorite. It’s what made me a SUPER fan! Truly one of the best dishes I’ve made in my life. So thankful for this one!

    1. Hey Bri,
      Wow! That’s so great to hear, I am so glad this is a fave recipe of yours! Thanks for making it so often:) xx

  5. I do not think I have the Harissa right. 1/3 cup of Harissa? When I put all of the ingredients in the notes together, it is still powder. What am I missing? Thank you!

        1. Hey Emily,
          Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  6. I am so excited to make these for a dinner party!!! They look SO good!!!
    What would you make for dessert to go with this?
    Thank you so much!!

    1. Hey there,
      I hope you love this recipe! Honestly anything you like would work:) Just depends what you are looking for! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kristin,
      Happy Friday!!? Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, I am so glad it was a hit! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Amazing! I make this every other week. I use a cast iron pan and it cooks it perfectly. Way better than the local gyros imo. Thanks for another great recipe Tieghan!

    1. Hey Robert,
      Thanks for your comment! So glad to hear you have been enjoying this recipe, thanks a lot for making it so often! ?xTieghan

  8. 4 stars
    can’t seem to figure out how to crisp up the chicken but other than that I looove this recipe the perfect amount and mix of flavors

    1. Hey Mary,
      So glad you have been enjoying this recipe!! Is there anything you are adjusting? I would remove any extra liquid from the baking sheet. I hope this helps! xx

      1. 5 stars
        I can’t seem to get the chicken to crips too. What am I doing wrong? I’m patting the chicken dry before baking them. There’s so extra liquid in the baking sheet either.

        1. Hey Hana,
          What kind of chicken are you use? Thighs can take longer to crisp than breasts. You could always pop your chicken under the broiler for a few minutes! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      This recipe is on rotation at our house. We love it. Easy and easy enough for a week night meal. ?

      1. Hi Lauren,
        Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) ?

  9. 5 stars
    I follow you on IG and I’m slightly intimidated by how easy you make these meals look so I made my weeks menu plan off of 3 of my top picks for food on your website and your directions are incredible, so easy to follow and the food taste better then restaurant quality!!! I’m so glad i gave it a try!

  10. 5 stars
    This is *literally* the best homemade tzatziki I’ve ever had. I haven’t even made the gyros yet (the chicken is marinating for dinner tonight as I write this!) but had to come here and say that. I noticed someone else mentioned draining the cucumber before adding it to the rest of the tzatziki so that’s what I did and the consistency is PERFECT. The rest of this meal could suck (though I’m sure it won’t!) and I wouldn’t even care because the tzatziki is just that good. 10/10 recommend!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Amazing!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback:)

  11. This looks absolutely delicious. I love anything with Tzatziki sauce. I will have to try this one next week.

  12. I’m in the process of making these and have a few questions… 1) do you cut the chicken into pieces before marinating? And… 2) do you put all of the marinade on the sheet pan or drain some of it before roasting? I will rate when I make this evening!

    1. Hi Julie,
      Yes, the chicken is cubed before marinating. I keep all of the marinade on the baking sheet. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  13. These were so damn delicious. I did strain my cucumber after shredding it because I had read some people saying their sauce was runny. Mine was so creamy and tasty and perfect. I used chicken thighs and marinated in the refrigerator for about 3 hours before cooking. I cannot wait to make this again. I used garlic naan bread. Hubby and I were drooling over them.
    I was telling my girlfriends about it and how they’ll have to come over so I can make these for them.
    I used my leftover feta tzatziki sauce and chicken the next day on a bed of shredded romaine and added the pickled onions and some pepperoncinis and make a big salad and it was equally as delicious.
    Yummm! Can’t wait to make more of your awesome easy recipes!

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Thanks for your comment and making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! Hope you’re off to a great week! ? xT