Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style

Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style

Chris J 5

"An easy and delicious way to recreate your favorite Greek restaurant dish at home. This Mediterranean-flavored recipe can be served buffet-style allowing your guests to make their own."


1 h 50 m servings 764 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 764 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 40.5 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 44.4 g
  • 89%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 3170 mg
  • 127%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix the balsamic vinaigrette, juice from 1/2 lemon, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over the chicken, seal, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Toss the shredded cucumber with 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and allow to sit at least 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, sour cream, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Season with garlic, fresh dill, and Greek seasoning. Squeeze the cucumber to remove any excess water; stir into sauce. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and place on prepared grill. Discard remaining marinade. Cook chicken until juices run clear, about 8 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from heat, and allow to sit about 10 minutes before slicing into thin strips.
  5. Place pita rounds on the grill, and cook for about 2 minutes, until warm, turning frequently to avoid burning. Arrange warmed pita, sliced chicken, lettuce, onion, tomato, olives, and pepperoncini on a serving platter. Serve tzatziki sauce and feta cheese in separate bowls on the side. Stuff pita pockets with chicken and toppings to serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 522 Ratings


We loved this recipe! It's a Friday night tradition for my husband and I to go to our favorite Greek joint and have gyros, but freezing temps this evening so I decided to make these at home. D...

Excellent. I made this in the winter so we didn't use the grill. I broied the chicken 8 min on each side. I used light sour cream and nonfat yogurt and the Tzatziki turned out fantastic and h...

This had fantastic flavor and really hit spot. Reminded me of my husband and I's favorite college Pita haunt. As to the people confused by the recipe's chicken marinade make sure you are usin...

This turned out great. I did tweak a few things- kinda without realizing it. (I printed the recipe and left it down stairs!) I used 2 good squirts of lemon juice. And 3 "shakes" of greek seas...

FANTASTIC!!! A little time consuming to make, but 100+++% worth the effort involved. If you prep these in stages, they're much more manageable to make. I quickly threw together my marinade / tz...

I have made this twice and it was a huge it at our house. Don't be scared by all the ingredients. Cooking process is easy.

my husband lived in greece for two years and says that this recipe was the closest he's ever tasted to the real thing since he's been back in the usa. the sauce is the perfect consistency, howe...

This was a really great summer recipe. I warmed the pita bread on the grill slightly (it gets crispy quickly). Spend the extra dollar or two for the good pita bread. It makes ALL the difference....

I was a little disappointed with this recipe. Way too much oregano for my liking and too much vinegar. I think I would add oil to the marinade and just a little oregano. The recipe also neede...