Quick Chicken Gyros (Make them in 15 Minutes!)

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In this house we eat LOTS of chicken. When we do our meal planning, at least five of the dinners include it. It’s lean, relatively inexpensive, and everyone in the family enjoys it. One of our favorite quick meals include chicken gyros. If you need a quick meal for late nights at work, this can be a go-to recipe!  If you want even more, sign up for my free meal planner/grocery list/combo. We use it every week (seriously)… this busy Mama needs all the support she can get!

 

Are you looking for a quick dinner that is also healthy? Skip drive thrus and make these easy chicken gyros! They only take about 15 minutes to make.

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Begin by pulling the chicken out of the freezer before you leave in the morning. Usually, I move it to the refrigerator the night before, there have been several mornings where I completely forgot!

Pour a Mediterranean marinade over the chicken. For this time, we used a shwarma marinade. We’ve also used a Greek vinaigrette before. Both turned out delicious, you can’t make a wrong decision!

This store-bought chicken marinade is perfect for these easy chicken gyros

 

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When you are ready to prep dinner, remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Throw away excess marinade. Trim the chicken breasts into narrow slices. Throw the chicken into a skillet warmed with olive oil.

Cook the marinated chicken on the stovetop with a little bit of vegetable oil

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Lay the pita breads directly onto the oven rack. You should be able to lay them out all out at one time.

Pita bread is the perfect vehicle for a homemade gyro

 

 

 

We love to buy this Tzatziki sauce from our local Sam’s Club. Sure, you have to buy a pint of it,  but it’s SO GOOD. Seriously, I find ways to eat it up once it’s opened!

This is our favorite tzatziki sauce to use for our easy gyros
photo by Sams Club

 

Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, serve on the pita bread. Top with tzatziki, tomato, lettuce, and red onions. As you can see from these photos, I am not an onion fan. My husband more than happily takes my fair share.

 

Chicken Gyros are a simple, healthy meal that comes together in just 15 minutes

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Quick Chicken Gyros

Quick Chicken Gyros

Yield: 6 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This quick and healthy recipe for chicken gyros is perfect for a family dinner night.

Ingredients

  • Greek Marinade
  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 4-6 Pita Breads
  • Olive Oil for cooking
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Red Onions
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Tomato

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken breast for at least 2 hours. Toss excess marinade.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  4. Cook the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil.
  5. Meanwhile, place each pita bread directly on the oven racks. Heat until warm.
  6. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Serve the chicken on top of the pita bread. Top with tzatziki sauce, shredded lettuce, red onions, and tomatoes.

Items Used to Make Quick Chicken Gyros

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4 Comments

  1. What a great Gyro, we will love this! Hope you had a great Valentine Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Quick run to the kitchen it’s dinner time….these are a must try on my list next. Looks and sounds amazing.Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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