Greek Chicken Gyros: A Street Food Classic


Take a culinary stroll through the streets of Greece with our Greek Chicken Gyros, a beloved street food classic. This dish features tender, marinated chicken strips wrapped in a soft pita, complemented by crisp vegetables and a creamy tzatziki sauce. It's a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that makes Greek Chicken Gyros a universally adored treat.

Greek Chicken Gyros: A Street Food Classic

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 gyro
  • Genuine Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)
  • Calories: 360 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 680mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g


  • Chicken breast, thinly sliced: 600g (1.32 lbs / 21 oz)
  • Greek yogurt: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Lemon juice: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Dried oregano: 5g (0.2 oz)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Pita bread: 4
  • Tomato, sliced: 1
  • Red onion, thinly sliced: 1
  • Cucumber, sliced: 1
  • Tzatziki sauce: 120ml (4 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Mix Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add chicken slices and marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  2. Cook Chicken: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook the chicken until golden and cooked through.
  3. Assemble Gyros: Warm the pita bread. Place chicken, tomato, onion, cucumber, and tzatziki sauce on each pita. Roll up to enclose the filling.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Thinly Sliced Chicken: Ensure the chicken is sliced thinly for quick and even cooking.
  • Warm Pita Bread: Lightly warm the pita for added pliability and flavor.
  • Homemade Tzatziki: For best results, use homemade tzatziki sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I grill the chicken?

Yes, grilling the chicken adds a wonderful smoky flavor.

What other vegetables can I add to the gyros?

Lettuce, bell peppers, or olives are great additions.

Can I use store-bought tzatziki sauce?

Yes, though homemade tzatziki is usually more flavorful.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store the components separately and assemble when ready to eat.