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30 Minute Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

  • Author: Morgan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


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For the Lemon Chicken:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast strips

For the Tzatziki:

  • 1 large cucumber, grated, squeezed of excess water
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

To serve:

  • 6 pita flatbreads
  • Green leaf or romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the Lemon Chicken ingredients except for the chicken. Stir until evenly combined. Toss the chicken in the mixture until well-coated and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all of the Tzatziki ingredients and set aside.
  3. Heat a cast iron grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the chicken (in batches if necessary), until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the chicken on warmed pita with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber slices, and plenty of tzatziki, to top.
  • Prep Time: 18 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins