Chicken Gyros

Skip the takeout and make these easy, healthy gyros at home. Lean chicken breast is flavored with classic gyro seasonings and tucked into a whole-wheat pita with veggies and a cool tzatziki sauce. Look for tzatziki—Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce—near other prepared refrigerated dips like hummus and salsa.


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed


  • Prep – 35 m

  • Ready In – 55 m

  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in an 8-inch glass baking dish. Add chicken and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator, stirring once, for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil on the upper rack until no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomato and onion in a medium bowl.
  5. To serve, spread 1 tablespoon tzatziki on each warmed pita and top with the chicken and the salad.  

To make ahead: Marinate chicken (Step 1) for up to 2 hours.