Chicken Gyro

I’ve been known to use cooked leftover chicken for this recipe. Simply shred or chop the chicken and then steep in the marinade cooked rather than raw as called for in the recipe.

4 servings


1# boneless skinless chicken

2T lemon juice

1 1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 t salt

2T olive oil

1T dried oregano


Tzatsiki sauce

1 c plain low-fat yogurt

1 small clove garlic, pressed or minced

1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated, and wrung out a bit in a clean tea towel

Seasoned Lettuce

2c finely chopped lettuce—use something crunchy like iceberg or romaine

about 2T vinegar

about 1/4 t salt

about 1/2 t dried oregano


1/2 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 plum tomatoes, chopped

olive oil spray

4 pita bread

1/4 c feta cheese

Cut the chicken into 1” cubes and put into a bowl. Combine the lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, olive oil, oregano. Pour over chicken and marinate, at least 15 minutes.

for the tzatziki: Whisk yogurt until smooth and creamy. whisk in the garlic, add the cucumber.

for the lettuce: Season lettuce with vinegar, salt and oregano.

chop tomatoes, onions, set aside

Spray pita with olive oil spray and brown slightly on each side. Can be done without the spray if you have a decent nonstick pan. Push chicken onto skewers and grill until cooked, or saute them.

Assembly: stick some chicken in a pita. Add sauce, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and feta cheese. Yum!!

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