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Tuesday is made better with these Roasted Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta Fries. Yogurt marinated chicken, tzatziki, homemade feta fries, and all the fresh toppings. Basically spring wrapped up in a pita – and so DELICIOUS! This recipe comes from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and it’s a true favorite at my house. These gyros make for a fun and healthy dinner any night of the week. Bonus? The leftovers make a great lunch salad the following day. 

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Hello and welcome back to yet another edition of Street Food Tuesday. I wasn’t really planning on making this a thing…but maybe I should? I mean, I’d take homemade street food any day, but it feels especially fun on a Tuesday, right?

Ok. Anyway.

Every year when late March rolls around, my thoughts start drifting towards springtime and Easter recipes. I am always so inspired by Greek food this time of year. These gyros are a family favorite, and have been a fall back recipe of mine for years. While they are not traditional, they’re very much inspired the traditional Gyros you might find on the streets of Greece…

I mean, kind of, I believe that traditionally gyros filled with thinly sliced lamb. I also don’t believe they add any feta cheese to their fries, but again, this is my version!

Some of you probably recognize this recipe…and have hopefully made it and loved it! But as mentioned in Sunday’s Favorites post, I wanted to share a select handful of my go-to recipes from the cookbook with you guys this week. I’m not sure if that’s exciting to you or not. But I just love these recipes SO much that I wanted to show them some love here on HBH. So I’m going for it – let me know what you think!

It’s hard to remember back to when I first developed this recipe. I know for a fact that two of my older brothers, Creighton and Brendan, were the inspiration. Creighton’s favorite food might just be a Gyro. Every time he is in Colorado, these gyros are his first request.

Brendan on the other hand was the one who really helped with the development of these gyros. He’s now traveled to Greece a couple of times. He always brings back two things, incredible extra virgin olive oil, and seriously good recipe ideas.

These gyros are inspired from his first trip, and he insists that fries are a must to any good gyro. Obviously, I did not complain. and that’s kind of the story behind why I developed this recipe. It took a little tweaking, but when I got it right, I knew it was cookbook material. And into the HBH cookbook it went.

fries on baking sheet

Now, the details.

This recipe takes a little bit of work, but nothing too difficult. I highly recommend marinating the chicken, either the night before, or in the morning, before you head out for the day. Then, when you get home all you’ll need to do is roast the chicken and make the fries.

Marinate the chicken in yogurt and spices, to create an extra tender and flavorful roasted chicken. This chicken is anything but boring, and more importantly, not the least bit dry.

Alright, the fries. These are my favorite part and they are a game changer when it comes to a good gyro. Just season them up with garlic and herbs, oven roast (along with the chicken), and toss with feta. Addicting.

Stuff the chicken into your favorite pitas (or maybe homemade naan??). Serve with tzatziki, my homemade tzatziki recipe is also in the cookbook. Then add pickled onions, radishes, and any other fresh spring like toppings you love. The more stuffed your pita is, the better. This is one of those sandwiches where it’s best to go big, or go home.

Trust me. The fun thing about this recipe is that while I don’t have a ton of photos, we do have a video all made up and ready for viewing! We’re really working on creating more video content!

Soooo, with that…enjoy the gyros, enjoy the video, and have a great Tuesday!

If you make these roasted chicken gyros, 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 also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Roasted Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta Fries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6

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Ingredients

Feta Fries

Instructions

  • 1. To make the chicken. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, oregano, and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
    2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.
    3. Transfer the chicken to the oven and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Shred the chicken with two forks or thinly slice it.
    4. Meanwhile, make the fries. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, oregano, cayenne, and salt and black pepper to taste. Place the potato matchsticks in a large bowl and pour over half the garlic mixture. Gently toss to coat. Divide the fries between two baking sheets, arranging them in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, then flip, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more. Remove from the oven and toss with the remaining garlic mix and the feta.
    5. Stuff the chicken inside the warm naan and serve with the fries, tzatziki, pickled red onions, and radishes, if desired. 

Notes

Reprinted from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains. 

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  1. This is such a yummy recipe! The cayenne was a bit spicy for me the first time I made it though so round 2 I did smoked paprika and it was so good! Just enough kick for me! Love your recipes and your pictures!

  2. Do you bake the chicken in the marinade? And shred it with the marinade? Btw – I bought both of your cookbooks. The pictures are so enticing!

  3. When you say to toss the fries with the remaining garlic mix… Do you mean the chicken marinade? Or do you mean the oil garlic oregano cayenne mix that the fries were tossed in before they went in the oven?

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      You definitely don’t want to toss in the chicken marinade as that is contaminated with raw meat:) You will use the mix from the beginning of step 4. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  4. This looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it this weekend! I have a quick question – approximately how many gyros would this recipe make?

    1. Hey there,
      This recipe will make 6 servings. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  5. Made this for dinner last week and it was delicious!!! The yogurt makes the chicken so tender and it was super flavorful! The marinade is quick and simple to put together!

      1. Do you put the chicken breasts in another dish to bake in the oven or can you throw the 9 x 13 pan straight into the oven with the marinade and all? I can’t wait to try this recipe.

        1. Hey Karen,
          I just add them to a baking sheet with the marinade and all! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  6. 4 stars
    absolutely loved the way the chicken turned out- will be using the yogurt technique in the future for other recipes- my fries did not turn out that good but i’ll try again to see if it was some misstep on my part- family really enjoyed the meal so still a win in our book!!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  7. Delicious! This is my family’s new favorite chicken gyros recipe. We grilled the chicken after marinating —- mmmm! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I made this today! so good! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes I really enjoy them. My only complaint is that I live in a city without a car and it’s often difficult to find the ingredients. To modify I often leave these things I cannot find out.

    1. Hey Kayla,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed.🌷 xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This has become such a staple for my family. Thank you for sharing the deliciousness!! Just made it again for an extended family group and they all came back for seconds and thirds – an absolute winner.
    And I haven’t even made the fries yet – sssshhh don’t tell them x

  10. Made this last night & loved it! However, I ended up w a lot of leftovers & would hate for it to go to waste. Could you freeze this recipe/chicken after cooking it? If so, what would you recommend for reheating?

    1. Hey Kelley,
      I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Sure, you could freeze it, I would reheat on a skillet. xTieghan

  11. Flavor was fantastic! Will try again on a chuck roast or maybe pork tenderloin, my flank steak was a bit tough to shred. The honey and broiling can’t be skipped! I made mine into bowls with brown rice, the sauce and pickled onions. Will need to print and add to my HBH a cookbook!

    1. Hey Nancy,
      Thank you so very much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    I made this recipe once from your cookbook and it turned out really dry after I put the chicken BACK into the oven with the fires after slicing it (according to the directions). I am now using your online recipe with much better results because I’m not putting the chicken back in the oven. Am I misreading your cookbook version? Delicious recipe!

    1. Hey Lynn,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipes a try! You are reading correctly for the book recipe, but I would do what works best for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions. xTieghan

    1. Hey Rebecca,
      Yes totally fine to do! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    Such a delicious combination of flavours. Definitely up there with one of my fave HBH recipes. Can’t wait to make these again!!

  14. 5 stars
    I just marinated the chicken. Do you think it could be grilled? I have made so many recipes from HBH this summer. So glad my friend recommended it!

    1. Hey Caron,
      You could totally grill the chicken! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  15. Should I get rid of the marinade before putting the chicken to the oven or just leave it and roast the chicken in it?

    1. Hi Elina,
      I like to roast the chicken in the marinade. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    Made this twice so far. Will definitely be making more! These are so good!! Served with your homemade naan recipe.

  17. 4 stars
    I am obsessed with chicken gyros and I really liked this recipe. The only thing I didn’t love is the paprika flavor. It’s not my favorite spice, tbh. Do you think I could omit the paprika and the chicken would still taste good? Or would you add something else? The chicken breasts weren’t dry at all. I marinated for almost 4 hours, and I flattened the chicken a bit with my rolling pin, and they were cooked perfectly after 25 minutes.
    I used Trader Joe’s garlic naan bread heated up in the microwave, Trader Joe’s tzatziki sauce, some tomato and red onion slices and it was delicious!
    Next time I will use half the potatoes as one baking sheet got nice and crispy, while the other one was undercooked. Also, I used 1 tsp cayenne ( being old, I didn’t think it would still be very spicy but I was wrong!). But it was too spicy for my son, who does not like spicy foods. I loved the feta on top!

    1. Hi Becky,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe! You could simply omit the paprika or add a touch of cayenne. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Made this for the 1st time last week and my husband’s first reaction was ” I wouldn’t be mad if you made these once a week!” So here we are making them again this week! They’re so delicious and great to have the next day for lunches!!

  19. 4 stars
    Overall it’s very good! Just don’t underestimate how much time it will take. I added some additional sides and started prepping early to help, but it was probably 3 hours all in all.

    1. Hi Katie! I am really glad this turned out so well for you!! I apologize it took longer than expected! xTieghan

  20. 5 stars
    Hi! I’m definitely trying this tonight (chicken is marinating now) but was wondering if you remove the chicken from the marinade before baking or bake it in the dish with the marinade? Please let me know!

    1. Hi Faith,
      You just leave the chicken in the marinade. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner it was very filling and very tasty. We only ate one naan each with the chicken.

    1. I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you, Audrey! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan

  22. A question! Yes, another question! I’m loving your recipes….am wondering, though, can this be made vegetarian? Would tofu work? Or, some kind of chicken-substitute—but maybe that wouldn’t work w the marinade? Thanks for your help—looking forward to making this soon!

    1. Hi Sandyha,
      I haven’t tested this with tofu but I think that would be a great replacement or even cauliflower! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  23. Do you remove the chicken from the marinade before cooking? Sounds amazing & I’ve has this chicken marinating since last night & I can’t wait to cook it! Thanks!!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      You can just leave the chicken in the marinade in the baking dish and bake in the marinade. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    Made these last night – so tasty and will be in rotation going forward. The chicken sauce is the right balance of interesting with a bit of warmth balanced by the tatziki and those fries – hello! I added lettuce (might try kale next time) and chopped tomato. Thanks!!

  25. 5 stars
    Second time we’re made this. The fries are the best! Tonight I made homemade pita bread with my sourdough starter- all in all it was a hit! Thank you!

  26. 5 stars
    I made this for the second time tonight and I…can’t…even. This is absolutely one of my favourite recipes on your blog. Thank you so much!

  27. 5 stars
    This is so amazing! I just made and I can’t wait to again already! I was wondering how long it stays good stored in the fridge after made?

  28. 4 stars
    This was super tasty but very different than the recipe so I just want to pass it along. For starters, it took 2x as long to cook the chicken as the recipe listed so maybe I did something wrong. Also, my chicken did not look like the picture, it was not grilled like the pictured depicts. Overall really good, just different than I expected.

  29. 5 stars
    This was a HUGE hit last night. My husband and son said the fries were the best they’ve ever had anywhere, and the chicken gyros were amazing! I’ve been cooking from the blog and the cookbook all week!

    1. Wow that is so great to hear! Thank you so much for trying this and others, Linda! Hope you are staying healthy! xTieghan

  30. can you please post the video here? its hard to follow on instagram. everytime i pause it, it starts over again.

  31. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious, the chicken is so tender and the fries are delicious and full of flavor! I’ve always been intimidated by making gyros and this recipe made it so easy. I made the recipe exactly as the directions suggest and I didn’t get the caramelization I expected on the chicken. I think when I make this in the future, I will grill the chicken, which will also free up some space in my oven!

    1. I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you Sophie!! I hope you love it even more grilling the chicken! xTieghan

  32. This recipe looks amazing! I’m wanting to try to make it this week but was wondering how to cook the chicken in the instant pot!

  33. 5 stars
    We’ve made this countless times and it never disappoints. The pickled onions are a must by the way 🙂
    Can’t wait til the new cookbook comes out!!
    Keep up the great work.

    take care,
    Matt

    1. That is so amazing to hear! Thank you so much Matt! I hope you love the new book when it comes out!! So excited! xTieghan

  34. 5 stars
    I have made this twice, and will 100% be making it again! Great for hosting or just casual family dinner. Love it!!!

  35. 5 stars
    HI Tieghan. I’ve made this before and it was outstanding. I want to make it again but one of my guest can not have dairy. Could I use an almond based yogurt instead of the Greek yogurt for the chicken marinade? Thank you!

    1. Hey Anne! Yes, almond or coconut based yogurt will be so good! You can also omit the yogurt all together if needed. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and served it with fresh cucumber, tomato and pickled red onion.

    It was so delicious and I definitely want to make it again. I found the chicken roasting in the oven became a bit oily and watery, but draining the tray at the half way point solved that problem

    A winning recipe – made for a very yummy dinner

  37. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe but would LOVE to know your pickled onions recipe. I own your lovely book and looked through it from beginning to end. Thank you!

  38. Made these with chunky soy mince instead of chicken as a veggie version and loved it! Thanks for the great inspiration, just what I was craving 🙂

  39. 5 stars
    Mannn….this was an amazing, filling, flavorful meal! Made this for supper with your recipe for Harissa Spiced Tzatziki, topped with pickled red onions and more feta cheese. Was bursting with bright flavors and I ate the fries until I was stuffed… 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  40. What is the brand of pita bread you use? Looks like the are a perfect size and hold up well to rolling!

  41. 3 stars
    I thought this would be better. Took way longer to cook chicken than stated and oil amount is too little if you don’t want the fries to stick dramatically. Liked the taste of the fries (topping with feta is inspired!), underwhelmed by the gyros. A rare miss, imho.

  42. This sounds so delicious! I haven’t had Gyros in years – I am definitely going to correct that now! Thanks so much for this recipe and I hope you have an amazing week 🙂
    xx Bry Jaimea | bryjaimea.com

  43. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Very flavorful and delicious. Definitely recommend the pickled red onions as a topping. I served it on your pita bread recipe. Another keeper! Thank you.

  44. Hi!
    I can’t wait to make these but I’m a little confused by the instructions. You say to bake the chicken and then shred it and then bake it again with the fries? Does it get baked twice?
    Thank you !

    1. HI Emma! Only bake the chicken once. When I say bake with the chicken I only mean to bake the fries WHILE the chicken is also roasting. does that make sense? Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  45. This looks very good! I’d like to try it (and soon!) but I’m a little confused by the instructions. You say to bake the chicken and then shred it and then bake it again with the fries? Does it get baked twice?
    Thank you !

    1. HI! Sophie! Only bake the chicken once. When I say bake with the chicken I only mean to bake the fries WHILE the chicken is also roasting. does that make sense? Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    One of my favorite recipes from your cookbook! Marinated the chicken for a few hours and it was super juicy! And of course anything with feta is a hit in our household. Would love to eat this in naan next time! fantastic recipe!

  47. 5 stars
    Mine didn’t look as fancy as the picture, but they sure tasted amazing! This isn’t a recipe that you’d want to use dried or jarred herbs, the fresh oregano and garlic really made the dish as did making a side of red onion pickles.

  48. Always great combination of flavours in your recipes and a good, healthy interpretation of a Greek classic; small correction, Greek gyros is traditionally made with pork but chicken is also a very popular choice (I’m Greek born & bred ;)) And Greeks also love having their fries with feta_a childhood staple& quick supper to help tired moms feed demanding kids!! May I suggest trying chicken thigh as well, as gyros generally needs some fat to elevate the flavours? Thank you for sharing a piece of Greece with the world Tieghan,really appreciate it ❤️

    1. YES this is so amazing to hear! Thank you for sharing this with me, Faye and I hope to try these with chicken thigh soon! xTieghan

  49. Delicious chicken. Cooked much longer than stated. Fries did not brown and were sticking to the pan. Nevertheless very tasty.

  50. Definatly worth trying. Have to go get some chicken and pita. I love the idea of Tuesday Street food. Please do more.

  51. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds SO incredible! I cannot wait to try this over the weekend 🙂

  52. 5 stars
    Wow! Your recipes always have a “wow” effect when I see them and these chicken gyros with tzatziki and feta fries bring the same results. Smoked paprika always grabs my attention because it is one of my favorite spices. Between the garlic, the spices and the herbs, this gyro must explode in your mouth. Love it! Thanks again for your posts.

    1. This is so amazing to hear! Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope you continue to love my recipes! xTieghan