Make Your Own Delicious Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro Wraps

Are you obsessed with the irresistible gyros from your favorite Greek restaurant? If so, we have a treat for you! Our quick and easy homemade Greek chicken gyro recipe is just as mouthwatering, but with the added bonus of being healthier! Marinated chicken tenders bursting with flavor from warm spices, wrapped in a pita with homemade tzatziki sauce and all your favorite fixings.

Chicken gyros wraps served with black and green olives

A Wholesome Twist on a Classic Greek Dish

Traditional gyros made with a lamb and beef combination, slow-roasted on a spit, are undeniably delicious. But, let’s face it, they can be quite heavy. Don’t worry, though! You don’t have to give up those bright Greek flavors. With our homemade Greek chicken gyros recipe, you can enjoy a healthier version that’s just as tasty.

Toppings for chicken gyro, including tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and olives

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Gyro Recipe

Our homemade chicken gyros feature succulent chicken breast tenders marinated in a blend of Greek flavors that will make your taste buds sing. The key is our yogurt-based marinade, infused with fresh minced garlic and warm spices like oregano, paprika, cumin, and coriander. The yogurt tenderizes the chicken, adding incredible flavor and a delightful crust.

To make this recipe, you have multiple cooking options. Whether you prefer a skillet, an outdoor grill, or the oven, we’ve got you covered. We’ll guide you through each step, so you can create a wholesome meal any night of the week.

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A chicken gyro wrap with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and olives

The Marinade: A Flavorful Secret

The yogurt marinade is what sets these gyros apart. Beyond just the chicken gyros, this versatile Greek chicken marinade can be used for various recipes. The yogurt’s lactic acid and calcium gently break down the protein in the chicken, enhancing both the flavor and tenderness. Combined with fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil, this marinade truly elevates the dish.

For best results, marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking, but you can also marinate it overnight for even more flavor.

How to Make Your Chicken Gyros

  1. Prepare the marinade by combining Greek yogurt, garlic, spices, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix until well-combined.
    Chicken gyro marinade spice mix in a bowl

  2. Add the chicken to the marinade, ensuring all pieces are well-coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for enhanced flavor.
    Chicken gyros marinating in a bowl

  3. When ready to cook, heat a bit of extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side until nicely browned and cooked through.
    Chicken tenders cooked in a cast-iron pan

  4. Assemble your mouthwatering gyros! Warm the pitas, spread tzatziki sauce, add the Greek chicken, and top with sliced vegetables and olives. Enjoy!
    Chicken gyro wraps with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and olives

Alternative Cooking Methods

If grilling is your preference, you can grill the chicken tenders over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. For baking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake the chicken for approximately 20 minutes, or until done.

Chicken gyro wraps with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and olives

Sides to Enhance Your Greek Experience

Our chicken gyros are a complete meal on their own, but if you’re looking to mix things up, try our Mediterranean-style homemade salsa as a topping. A refreshing salad is also a fantastic addition. Check out our recipe archives for options like Traditional Greek Salad, Mediterranean Couscous Salad, Watermelon Salad, or Grilled Zucchini Salad.

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For sides, we recommend trying our easy baked zucchini sticks with thyme and Parmesan. And if you’re in the mood for a hearty accompaniment, give our Greek roasted potatoes a go. They take time in the oven, but you can prepare them in advance and simply reheat when you’re ready to serve the gyros.

Unlock the Flavors of Greece at Home

Now that you have the recipe for our delectable homemade Greek chicken gyros, you can recreate the flavors you love right in your own kitchen. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different toppings and side dishes to personalize your experience. The possibilities are endless!

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