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It’s Monday and these Greek Chicken Gyros should make it a good one. But first, are you ready for a crazy story?

Greek Chicken Gyros

Ready or not, I am telling you.

So, Saturday night.

Our car was stolen. From the recreation center, in Silverthorne, Colorado of all places.

Greek Chicken Gyros

It was the weirdest thing and it all happened within 14 minutes.

I know crazy, right?

Greek Chicken Gyros

My parents went down the recreation center to take Asher swimming. On the way back out to the car my mom realized she lost the keys, they looked inside the recreation center, could not find them, then called me to bring them an extra set. They called me at 7:55pm while standing in the parking lot with our car, I arrived at the gym at 8:14pm. I looked for them and could not find them, so I figured they just went inside to wait. They did, so I called them, said I was outside, handed them the keys and pulled out. Not 30 seconds later, I get a call from my dad “come back, the car was stolen.”.

Ah, what?!?

Yeah, he was serious. Some wacked out person must have found the keys, waited for the right time to take the car and then acted and acted fast. Like I said, my dad was standing at the car at 7:55pm and I was there at 8:14pm and the car was gone. So, we spent Saturday night in a state of shock (I mean this is Summit County, CO – NOTHING happens here) and filling a police report. It was fun.

Greek Chicken Gyros

Still no word on the car. Which I am guessing is not good. Not good at all.

The highlight of the night was these chicken gyros. Luckily, they were pretty epic. The homemade pita bread combined with Greek chicken, tzatziki sauce (YES!), feta cheese (another, YES!) and an optional, but very delicious Greek olive tapenade. It is insane!

Greek Chicken Gyros

Your Monday night, just got a whole lot yummier! Greek Night!

Greek Chicken Gyros

Saucy Chicken Gyros

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 7 minutes
Time in fridge 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings: 8 gyros
Calories Per Serving: 355 kcal

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Ingredients

For the chicken

For the tzatziki

Tapenade (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, greek yogurt, oregano, dill, salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour or overnight.
  • To prepare the tzatziki sauce pour any liquid off the surface of the greek yogurt. (I find it is best to use full fat greek yogurt for this, but 2% works ok as well. You want the yogurt to be thick, so if your greek yogurt seems thin strain it through a fine mesh strainer.) Mix together the greek yogurt, diced cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, dill, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  • If making the tapenade, dice the olives and mix in a small bowl with the garlic, pepperoncini, and parsley. Set aside
  • To cook the chicken preheat your broiler. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Place the chicken on a baking pan and broil the chicken for 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Pour the remaining marinade in a medium size skillet and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and then toss the cooked chicken with the sauce.
  • Heat pitas (I just poped them in the microwave for a few seconds). Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes, feta cheese and tapenade if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

Here is the link to my Homemade Pita.
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Greek Chicken Gyros

So how was your Saturday night? Hope it was better than ours.

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  1. Tieghan,

    Just made these for the family and they were well received! Even my notoriously picky brother loved them! So quick, easy and delicious! Thanks!

  2. Your recipes are seriously amazing! I made these for dinner tonight using your pita recipe and they were fantastic. Your blog has yielded some staples that are in the dinner rotation in our house and I love the beautiful pictures that accompany your recipes! Keep up the great work!

  3. Girl, you rock! I’ve made these a bunch of times… I crave them! Soooo goooood! Keep up the good work. You have some great ideas, and so young!

  4. So, I’ve made everything for tomorrow. Now I’ve realized my broiler has two settings… low and high. Which setting should I set it at to cook the chicken? My husband has been craving gyros ever since we left Florida and can’t find anything decent here in Hawaii, and your recipe looks perfect! I’m so excited to try it!
    Thanks! – Diana

    1. I used high, but low would also work. Just got make sure to cook the chicken, but not burn it! So watch it closely. I hope you guys love these!! Let me know!

      1. I have to tell you these gyros are DELISH! I re-heated them and ate everything on toast (bc I was out of pita bread) and it was still amazing! Everyone loved them. Thank you so much for this recipe. This will be in my recipe book for years!

  5. Hi. I made these for dinner last night. They were AWESOME. I didn’t have the pepperoncini in my tapenade, still good. The bread, wow, that’s a great recipe. I have a stand mixer but it sounded like I wanted to feel the texture so I did it by hand. That comes together quick. Chicken was excellent, I added some boneless skinless thighs too because those are my sweeties fav. The greek yogurt I ended up with was 0% fat but VERY thick. I think the label said “strained”. It was still good. Thank you so much for the post! It’s a keeper recipe. I can’t wait for some leftover leg of lamb to wrap in the bread too.

    1. i am so happy you guys liked these!! I cant believe you actually choose to knead the bread with your hands!! I bet your arms got a nice work out! Thank so for leaving such an awesome comment!

  6. I usually use a cheese grater and grate my cucumber for the tzaziki, and once it’s grated use paper towel (or a clean tea towel) and squeeze out as much moisture as I can so that the cucumber does not make the tzaziki watery in any way. I put tzaziki on my roasted potatoes, use it as a dip for pita bread or fries, or (surprisingly delicious) dipping Ruffles Hot Wings chips in it!!! I always have it in my fridge.
    I love how you marinated your chicken, I will have to try that tonight, as I was planning on making gyros for dinner! I also add diced red peppers and onions to mine, it’s delicious!

    1. Yum, this sounds great! I used really small cucs so there was not a whole lot od water in them! My tzaziki was still thick and delicious, but you way is definitely the traditional way of doing it!

  7. Wow! This recipe looks amazing. I am definitely trying this one out for dinner–maybe even tonight! Thanks! (Glad to hear you got your car back!)