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Grilled Chicken Gyro Sandwich

You have to try this Grilled Chicken Gyro Sandwich! It's so easy to make plus it's tastier and healthier than takeout.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 353kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

For the gyro meat:

  • 1.5 lb chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

To assemble:

  • 1 cup homemade tzatziki sauce
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 beef tomatoes sliced
  • 2 Persian cucumbers thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 8 pita bread
  • fresh dill to garnish, optional

Instructions

To make the grilled chicken:

  • Place the chicken strips in a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasonings. Add minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly to coat the chicken, then if time allows marinate it in the fridge for up to 1 hour.
  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grease the grill with a bit of oil, then add chicken and cook until grill marks appear and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes in total.

To prepare the gyros:

  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare toppings.
  • Thinly slice the onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Microwave the pita bread for about 1 minute. For assembling, load up the pita bread with a spoonful of tzatziki sauce.
  • Add warm grilled chicken on top of the sauce. Add sliced onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
  • Garnish with fresh dill and serve immediately.

Notes

  • You don't have to marinate the chicken for an hour but it really does add a lovely depth of flavor.
  • Make sure to use a preheated grill.
  • Grease the grill with a bit of oil to prevent the chicken from tearing when you flip it.
  • You can use flatbread, pita or naan bread.
  • Feel free to mix in other fresh veggies.
  • Make sure to make/buy a good amount of tzatziki - better to have too much than too little!
  • Garnish with fresh dill.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg