This Chicken Gyro paired with Tzatziki Sauce brings an explosion of flavors that will leave you amazed. Prepare the cucumber topping a day in advance, and allowing the chicken to marinate overnight results in an incredible taste.

 

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour

Ingredients
  

MEAT

  • 1-1/4 lbs Chicken Thighs skinless, boneless

PRODUCE

  • 1 tsp Coriander ground
  • 1 Cucumber peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1-1/3 tbsp Marjoram dried
  • 1 Red Onion small
  • 1 tsp Rosemary dried
  • ¾ cup Tomatoes

CONDIMENTS

  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tzatziki Sauce

BAKING & SPICES

  • ½ tsp Black Pepper freshly ground
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper freshly ground
  • ¾ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika smoked

OILS & VINEGARS

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 5 tsp Red Wine Vinegar

BREAD & BAKED GOODS

  • 6 8-Inch Pita

DAIRY

  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt plain

Instructions
 

MARINATE THE CHICKEN

  • Lightly season the chicken pieces all over with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, and seasonings until fully combined.
  • Put the chicken in a large bowl and generously pour the marinade over it. Using a wooden spoon, stir until the chicken is thoroughly coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer everything into a large freezer bag, seal it, and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.

MAKE THE CUCUMBER SALAD

  • Place the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Gently mix. Set aside.

MAKE THE INFUSED OIL

  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the minced garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper. Gently simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

GRILL THE CHICKEN AND ASSEMBLE THE GYROS

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Add chicken to grill and grill until fully cooked (about 15 minutes). Discard left-over marinade.
  • Bring the chicken inside and let sit for a couple of minutes. Brush the one side of the pitas with the infused oil. Place on the grill (oiled side up) until the pitas are warmed through, a couple of minutes. Keep an eye on them, don't let them burn!
  • Meanwhile, cut the chicken into strips and brush the infused oil all over the chicken.
  • Remove the warmed pitas from the grill. Build the gyros by adding about 1 tbsp of the tzatziki sauce first, then a layer of chicken, topped with about a ¼ cup of cucumber topping, and then a little more tzatziki on top, if desired.
  • Fold up the sides like a soft taco, wrap the ends with a square of aluminum foil, and serve immediately.
    Grilled Chicken Gyros
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