Last Updated on November 28, 2023 by Create Better Health
Take a flavorful trip to the Mediterranean with our mouthwatering chicken gyro plate. Packed with juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and creamy tzatziki in a warm pita, each bite is a burst of Greek-inspired goodness.
Join us as we dive into what makes this dish so delicious!
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- Ingredients for a Medditerainian Gyro
- Gyro Seasoning
- Tzatziki Sauce with Dill Recipe
- Cooking Chicken Gyros
- Chicken Gyros Plate Recipe Card
Ingredients for a Medditerainian Gyro
To make your own delicious chicken gyro plate, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. Mediterranean seasoning
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 pitas
- 1/2 English cucumber, diced
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 4 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp. dried dill
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
The recipe calls for Mediterranean seasoning. It’s easy enough to find at the grocery store, but it’s also really easy to make at home.
Mix the following spices together, and you’re all set.
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. coriander
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Tzatziki Sauce with Dill
Start by making the tzatziki sauce.
Slice your cucumbers in half and scrape out all the watery seeds.
Place the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend it all together.
Place the sauce in the refrigerator to chill and move on to cooking your chicken.
Can you freeze tzatziki? Yes, you can freeze tzatziki, but it might change in texture once thawed. The yogurt can separate and become a bit watery, altering the overall consistency. However, if you’re okay with the texture change, freezing tzatziki can be a convenient way to preserve it for longer periods. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container, leaving a little space at the top to account for expansion, and thaw it slowly in the refrigerator when you’re ready to use it again.
Cooking Chicken Gyros
Cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces or strips. Heat some oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook 3-5 minutes.
Add Mediterranean seasoning and mix well. Continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through. Set the chicken aside to let it cool just a bit.
Now you are ready to assemble your gyro! Lay your pita on a clean surface and add the chicken, onion, pepper, and any other optional ingredients you would like.
Authentic Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe
My mouth waters just looking at them.
Did you give these delicious chicken gyros a try? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!