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Chicken gyro after grilling served with pickles and tzatziki
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Grilled Chicken Gyro

It's so easy to make your own Greek chicken gyros at home! Full of flavor the simple marinated chicken is perfect for easy family lunches and main meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 214kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice plus 1 tablespoon zest
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Pat chicken dry and pound chicken if some parts are too thick. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl or resealable freezer bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Marinate for at least 30 minute
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Place chicken on the grill for 5-7 minutes. Use tongs to flip over and cook until juices run dry, approximately 5-7 more minutes. Discard extra marinade.
  • Remove chicken from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  • Serve in a pita with vegetables and tzatziki sauce, if desired.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2-3 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the marinade up to a week in advance, and you can marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours in advance.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include the pita, tzatziki sauce, or the vegetables.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg