With summer coming quickly to a close, this was a recipe I had to squeeze in while there were fresh tomatoes in the garden. I had never made gyros before but knew I would make my own pita bread if I was going to give it a try. So much better than store bought so give my homemade pita bread a try. Our family really enjoyed the gyros and I would really like to try this same recipe with a different meat as well.
Yummy chicken gyros on homemade pita bread then topped with a tzatziki sauce.
Red onion, sliced
To make the tzatziki sauce, strain the yogurt overnight in cheesecloth over a bowl. Shred the cucumber and wrap in a towel to squeeze out as much water as possible. Mix together all the sauce ingredients, drizzle with olive oil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
To prepare the chicken, whisk together all the chicken ingredients in a medium bowl, then add the chicken to coat well. Cover and let marinade for 1-2 hours. Cook the chicken on the grill over medium heat until the juices run clear. Let rest 5 minutes then slice into strips.
Heat the pitas and top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and onions.
- Serving Size: 1/8th
- Calories: 349
- Sugar: 3g
- Sodium: 398mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 30g
- Cholesterol: 7mg
Looks awesome and very authentic! And that’s from a true Greek!
Shari Nelson says
This is something I will have to give a try! Very interesting blog. Like the recipes. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve had this recipe in my ‘to-try’ list for a long time. I hadn’t followed through b/c it seemed like a lot of work for a meal that’s more lunch-y than dinner-y. I’m so glad I finally made it tonight! I cooked the chicken in a skillet b/c it kept more of the marinade on. I was so pleased that the pitas turned out well…I’m not a very experienced bread maker. Anyway, thank you for the great recipe.
So glad to hear you have them a try Kacey! We love homemade pitas and think they are worth the extra effort