Koula's Best Ever Chicken Gyros

Koula's Best Ever Chicken Gyros


"This is an unusual version of classic Middle Eastern gyros (only home made under the oven grill). Very tasty and quick to make. Perfect week day dinner. You can prepare it in advance, let it marinade and just stick it in the oven. Best served inside pita bread pockets, with salad and yogurt."


30 m servings 381 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 500 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken strips side by side in a broiling pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the ketchup, olive oil, white wine vinegar, oregano, mustard powder and curry powder. Pour over the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate while you preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. Broil uncovered for 15 minutes with the meat about 6 inches from the heat. Just until the chicken is cooked through, but not browned. If left too long, it will turn stringy and dry.
  3. Place hot chicken into pita pockets and spoon some of the juices from the pan over it. Top with salad greens and plain yogurt.
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  1. 57 Ratings


I just wanted to say that I submited this recipe, and originally I advised the use of 'tahini' - Middle Eastern susame paste traditionally used in flavoring gyros - but it was changed by the sit...

These were OK, but I prefer a more mediteranean taste. Try marinating your chicken breast strips in olive oil, lemon, oregano, parsley, garlic and a dash of pepper. We prefer tzaziki sauce, tom...

This was a tasty dinner. My husband said it reminded him of the Turkish "kebabs" he enjoyed in Germany. I warmed the pita pockets in a grill pan on the stove top, cut 1/4 off the top, lined th...

I was skeptical about the sauce on these gyros, because it didn't strike me as the flavors we look for in a good gyro. My experimental nature prevailed, and I'm glad it did! These were great! Re...

I strongly suggest that a glass baking dish NOT be used for this recipe. Glass dishes are not made for broiling and cannot withstand the high heat.Please use a metal baking pan for safety!!! I ...

These were deicious and very quick and easy to make. The only recommendation I would make is to use tzatziki instead of just plain yogurt. I prefer Alton Brown's very simple tzatziki recipe.

Made this tonite and the whole fam loved it. I let the chicken marinade for about 1/2 hour then grilled it. It was very moist and had a terrific flavor. It definitely needed salt and pepper t...

very tasty and easy! added a lil shredded cheese and used sour cream instead of yogurt, and they were fabulous! this is a great standby when i need something fast, easy, and delicious!

This was great! A little different than traditional gyros, but the blend of spices made this dish delicious! The 3 chicken breasts I used were rather large, and the ratio of sauce to meat look...