Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

First things first. We are happy to announce that the winner of our 100th post giveaway is Suzy! Congratulations Suzy! We will be e-mailing you shortly to make arrangements to ship you out your prize. We want to thank everyone who entered and we hope to have many more giveaways in the near future so please keep following us! Now… on to Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce:

One of Cliff’s favorite meals is gyros. It just so happens that one of his favorite meals is one of my least favorite meals. There is just something about gyro meat that is not appealing to me. It actually works out perfect for us though. There is a really great gyro place near us that Cliff can get his gyro fix and I get my fried shrimp fix. I have never attempted to make gyros at home. I would not even know where to start. What kind of meat is that anyway? I think it is a blend of lamb and beef, right? It is safe to say I will not be getting a gyro spit for the house that would allow me to make them at home. So the rare occasion that we order gyros (fried shrimp for me) is a treat for both of us.

I recently came across this recipe, which allows us to not only make gyros at home but we are both able to enjoy them. Instead of using lamb meat these gyros use chicken. So, it is also healthier, which never hurts. I don’t usually use a lot of chicken breast because it tends to get dry and kind of blah. But this marinade gives the chicken a lot of flavor and if you don’t overcook it, it should not be dry. Thanks to this chicken gyro recipe, I can now say I LOVE gyros!

Here is what you'll need

Add the lemon juice to the crushed garlic

Add the red wine vinegar

Add the olive oil

Add the Greek yogurt

Add the oregano


Cover the chicken with the marinade and refrigerate

Shred the cucumbers

Place the shredded cucumber in a dish towel

Squeeze out the water

Add the cucumbers to the yogurt

Add the garlic

Add the white wine vinegar

Add the salt

And finally the lemon juice

Mix well

Grill the chicken. Don't overcook it!

Set up your gyro bar

Pile on your toppings and enjoy!


  1. says

    Yayyyyyyyy!!! I’m a winner! Thanks so much :-) I may just have to try those Blue Moon pops! Love your little blog. Great recipes and photos. Those Gyros look awesome. My addy is on the way to you. Thanks again!!! Congrats on the 100th post and may you have many more.

  2. Chantelle says

    I’m not much of a cooker/baker but I stumbled upon your blog and have grew a passion to be a pro in the kitchen. This was my first meal I made and it was an absolute hit with my boyfriend and I. We had it for dinner, then leftovers for lunch and would of had it for dinner if there was more lol Tonight I am making the zucchini rice and hopefully the pad thai this weekend! Thanks for the pics/posts, the steps are very easy for a beginner like me!

  3. nichole says

    wow, anytime i want a gyro & awesome tzatziki i have to drive 40 minutes outta the way to pc, fl…i’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for the closest recipes & tyverymuch i finally found ’em both…& all in one place=:))) YUMMM-:)))!!!!!

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