Thursday, May 28, 2020

Greek Chicken Gyros recipe

The marinade for the hen for this Greek Chicken Gyros recipe is SO GOOD that I use it even if I’m not making Gyros. Try it once, and I assume you’ll be as obsessed with it as I am!

Gyros marinade is made with yoghurt, lemon, garlic and oregano – vintage Greek ingredients that infuses the hen with flavour AND tenderises it. The odor when here's cooking is outrageous!
Close up of Greek Chicken Gryos wrap - simple Gyros recipe!

Greek Chicken Gyros recipe

It’s been ages since I made this Greek Chicken Gyros. But the minute the hen hit the grill, all I might assume was “why don’t I make this further often??”
The odor is incredible. You can REALLY odor garlic and oregano. You realize how in many instances you upload herbs into issues and also you can’t actually style it? Or you can, but it’s a actually delicate flavour. Definitely not the case with this!!
Cooked hen for Greek Chicken Gryos contemporary off the grill, capable to be served

What is going in Gryos

Here are the parts that make up a Greek Chicken Gyros wrap:
  1. Marinated Greek Chicken
  2. Tzatziki
  3. Tomato Cucumber Salad
  4. Flatbread to roll up the gyros – or use smaller pita breads and simply fold them over
Photo of the parts of Greek Chicken Gryos - marinated Greek Chicken, tzatziki and tomato cucumber salad.

Greek Chicken Gyros Marinade ingredients

Here’s what you would like for the marinade. There’s LOTS of garlic and dried oregano. Lots!!
What is going in Greek Chicken Gyros marinade
Yogurt is a magical marinade – it’s an important flavour service and tenderises the chicken!
Yogurt is the mystery aspect on this recipe. The acid within the yoghurt breaks down the fibres so it not only softens the hen but in addition allows the marinade actually infuse into the flesh.
Plus, the yoghurt makes this marinade “paste like” so it remains slathered at the hen if you train dinner it (unlike many marinades which are thin). So you've got further flavour oomph!
Chicken being marinated in Greek Chicken Gyros marinade
In the video, you’ll see that I train dinner this interior on a grill pan. But throughout the hotter months, here's a BBQ favourite!

What is going in Tzatziki for Greek Gyros

And here’s what is going within the tzatziki.
What is going in Tzatziki for Greek Chicken Gryos
Greek Yogurt please! Or a minimum of Greek style which is what I typically use simply due to the fact it’s simply discovered at daily supermarkets. 🙂

How to make Greek Chicken Gyros

And onto the making part!! There are a couple of parts to Gryos – however the making facet is a cinch!
How to make Greek Chicken Gryos

GREAT meal for teams – train ahead, make loads!

This Greek Chicken Gyros is a actually fab recipe for entertaining. Because it's actually quick to train and the men can BBQ whereas the ladies sip wine and chatter. (Joke joke JOKE!!!)
Then you possibly can simply lay everything out at the table. Why must you slave away, rolling up a gyros for everyone? Make ’em do it themselves!
Greek Chicken Gryos feast, DIY wraps!

What to serve at the side

I serve Greek Chicken Gyros as a entire meal in itself simply due to the fact there’s a respectable quantity of tomato and cucumber used to stuff inside.
If you needed to increase the contemporary vegetables, a huge fats juicy Greek Salad would be terrifically on theme! For anything further substantial, highly if you’re making Gyros for a group, attempt this Greek Lemon Orzo Salad as well.
And although not particularly a Greek-style salad, this Cucumber Salad with Garlic & Herb Dressing OR this Creamy Cucumber Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing would move down a deal with with this Gyros.
If you’re actually in need of to impress, make Gyros utilizing your very own homemade flatbread wraps. They’re easy and they’re made without yeast!!
– Nagi x

Watch How To Make It

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Close up of Greek Chicken Gryos

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzaziki

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Recipe video above. The marinade for the hen is so sensational that I use it even if I'm not making Gyros! This is positive for entertaining simply due to the fact you possibly can simply lay all of it out for visitors to assist themselves. The odor when the hen is cooking is amazing - you possibly can actually odor the oregano and garlic!


  • 2 lb / 1 kg chicken thigh fillets , boneless skinless


  • 3 large garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt , preferably full fat
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper


  • 2 cucumbers (to make about 1/2 - 3/4 cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
  • 1 1/4 cups Greek yoghurt , preferably full fat
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or further within the event you desire richer)
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper


  • 3 tomatoes , desseeded and diced
  • 3 cucumbers , diced
  • 1/2 red spanish onion , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


  • 4 to 6 pita breads or flat breads


  • Place the Marinade meals in a ziplock bag and therapeutic rub down to mix. Add the hen into the ziplock bag and therapeutic rub down to conceal all of the hen within the Marinade. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably 3 hours, ideally 12 hours and not than 24 hours.


  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber utilizing a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to take away extra liquid.
  • Place cucumber in a bowl. Add ultimate meals then blend to combine. Set apart for a minimum of 20 minutes for the flavours to meld.


  • Combine meals in a bowl.


  • Brush the backyard grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Or warmth 1 tbsp of oil in a fry pan over medium excessive heat.
  • Remove hen from Marinade. Cook the hen for 2 to a few minutes on every side, till golden brown and cooked by way of (cooking time relies on dimension of chicken).
  • Remove the hen from the grill / fry pan onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and permit to relaxation for 5 minutes earlier than serving.


  • If your hen thighs are large, you would possibly have to chop them. Mine have been small.
  • Get a pita bread or flatbread (preferably warmed) and vicinity it on a work of parchment (baking) paper (or you might use foil). Place some Salad down the heart of the bread, then ideal with hen and Tzatziki.
  • Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the quit with the extra parchment paper to safe it and cut if desired.
  • I wish to put everything out on a desk and let everybody assist themselves.

 Recipe Notes:

1. Tzatziki - makes a beneficiant amount. But higher to have too a lot than not enough!
2. Freezing - hen may also additionally just be frozen in marinade uncooked. Once thawed, therapeutic rub down nicely to take away curdling then train dinner per recipe!
Cooked hen will hold for four days within the fridge.
3. Nutrition per serving assuming this serves four utilizing pita bread.


Calories: 641.78kcal (32%)Carbohydrates: 47.64g (16%)Protein: 64.69g (129%)Fat: 20.26g (31%)Saturated Fat: 4.58g (29%)Cholesterol: 242.16mg (81%)Sodium: 1297.31mg (56%)Potassium: 1456.56mg (42%)Fiber: 5.09g (21%)Sugar: 11.21g (12%)Vitamin A: 1455.3IU (29%)Vitamin C: 35.67mg (43%)Calcium: 232.57mg (23%)Iron: 4.09mg (23%)
Greek Chicken Gyros recipe
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