Weeknight Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

We all have those recipes that we come back to time and time again. This chicken gyro recipe is one of our staples. It is quick to pull together on a weeknight, and best of all, everyone in my family LOVES them. SCORE! No fighting and complaining during supper. #supermom 

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce (serves 4; 1 pita each)

All you need:
1/4 seedless cucumber (or 1 picolino cucumber)
1 clove garlic
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 red pepper
1/2 red onion
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp dried dill
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1.25-1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can use breasts)
4 pitas
Feta cheese (as garnish)

All you do:

  1. Prepare the ingredients. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Finely dice the cucumber. Peel and finely mince garlic. Quarter and seed the lemon. Thinly slice red pepper. Peel and slice half of an onion.
  2. Make the sauce. In a small bowl, stir together the diced cucumber, yogurt, garlic, dill, juice from 1/2 a lemon, salt and pepper (1/8 tsp salt and black pepper, to taste). cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Season the chicken. Preheat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary over the chicken. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees). Cut into strips.
  4. Plate the meal. Arrange one pita on each plate. Gently open the pita pocket. Add chicken, red pepper strips and onions. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta.



About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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2 Responses to Weeknight Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Max says:

    not really a Gyro unless it’s made w/marinated lamb, but anyway the real reason for this reply is you neglected to include the seasoning mix in your recipe. What seasoning?


    • thisRDeats says:

      Thank you for your comment! I have updated the recipe to include the seasoning (equal parts oregano, thyme, and rosemary). The caffeine must not have sunk in yet when I posted the original recipe. 🙂


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