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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: 448 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


For the chicken

For the tzatziki

Tapenade (optional)


  • 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.


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. I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and it looks delicious!! Sorry to hear about the car – hope you get it back!

  2. I hope you’ve heard more about the car by now. I got here via Food Gawker, so I’m going to head to your home page to see. But wow, those gyros look great. Thanks for sharing! I’m craving lighter, fresher flavours right now. These will do nicely.

  3. Hi!!!

    Thank you for entering your wonderful recipes into our linky party this week! Your recipes look great. Therfore: did you read/see that I opened an EXTRA LINKY PARTY **** JUST FOR YOU/OTHER CHEFS??!!!! How great is that?! I thought that you would love it but I see that you put your recipes again amidst all those crafty things. That’s no good. Better if they stand out! The RECIPES party is BELOW the regular party. Eventually, all recipes will be removed from the regular party. So, be sure to link them up at the RECIPES party, okay?!!

    Have a wonderful day! ~ Rose

  4. oh no! That totally sucks about the car..people can be soawful…on the bright side, the look fabulous! I cant wait to try them!!

  5. Oh no, I am so sorry about your car!! And Silverthorne really IS one of those itty-bitty towns (though GORGEOUS, I’ve visited a few times) which makes it even crazier! Well, at least one good thing came out of that night, because those gyros look absolutely mouthwatering! I’m bookmarking them now, thanks for sharing at OTMM!!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful recipe! Pinned. Hope the car has turned up — undamaged! — by now. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  7. I made these today, and I was super excited about them. I love Gyros! They turned out beautiful looking. However, the taste was a little off. I think maybe too much dill. I would suggest using a teaspoon instead of a whole tablespoon. After the first couple, I added a little sugar to the tzatziki and I thought that improved the flavor. Anyway, thank you for your recipe, and I hope the car is found!!!!

    1. Nathan, thank for for letting me know what you thought. I am really glad you said something about the dill because I did not mean to write a tablespoon. There should only be 1/2 teaspoon of dill. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. I have fixed the recipe!

  8. So sorry about your car! How terrible!
    These look amazing though! I am not a huge fan of lamb, so chicken in these gyros sounds delicious!

  9. These look delicious ~ they are going on our menu next week. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Happy Hour Project link party. That’s how I found you. And I absolutely love your photos. How do you make them so large?

  10. These look delicious! I’m going to make them really soon; I’m sure my family will love them! And I clicked through to see what happened with your car… I’m so glad it turned out okay for you.