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Two chicken gyros on a plate with a dish of tzatziki sauce, lemons, and dill

Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

This Chicken Gyro recipe starts with tender chicken cooked on the grill or in the crock pot. Top it with your choice of tomatoes, lettuce, olives, red onions, Feta cheese or a tangy Tzatziki sauce. 
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Chicken Gyro Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Crock Pot Cooking Time (optional) 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 221kcal
Author Erica Walker


Grilling Method

Crock Pot Method

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tzatziki Sauce

Assembling the Gyros


Grilling Method

  • Cut up chicken into cubes and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Mix all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour marinade over the chicken, seal, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Skewer chicken (remember to soak your skewers if they are wooden) and place on grill over medium-high heat, turning 1/4 turn every couple minutes. When chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, remove from heat.
    Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce on the side.

Crock Pot Method

  • Add butter and onions to crock pot. Stir onions around to coat in butter.
    onions and butter in a crock pot
  • Add chicken to the bottom of the crock pot, placing the pieces evenly over the onions. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken broth, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for approximately 2 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.
    chicken and spices in a crock pot

Assembling the Gyros

  • While the chicken is cooking in either method, combine all tzatziki ingredients in a bowl and mix together. If you want a more smooth sauce, you can blend the sauce in a food processor. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
    ingredients for tzatziki sauce in a bowl
  • Once the chicken is done, assemble the gyros by placing a flatbread down and topping with chicken, tzatziki sauce, and any other toppings you prefer.
    A chicken gyro being assembled on a plate with chicken, tzatziki sauce, red onions, tomatoes, and dill


Nutrition Information is for crock pot method and does not include toppings other than tzatziki sauce.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg