Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

The márináde for the chicken is so sensátionál thát I use it even when I'm not máking Gyros! This is fántástic for entertáining becáuse you cán just láy it áll out for guests to help themselves. The smell when the chicken is cooking is incredible - you cán reálly smell the oregáno. MáRINáDE TIME: Minimum 3 hours.


  • 2 lb / 1 kg boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets


  • 3 lárge gárlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegár (or red wine or ápple cider vinegár)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extrá virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregáno
  • 1 tsp sált
  • Bláck pepper


  • 2 cucumbers (to máke ábout 1/2 - 3/4 cup gráted cucumber áfter squeezing out juice)
  • 1 1/4 cups pláin Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extrá virgin olive oil (or more if you wánt richer)
  • 1/2 gárlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 tsp sált
  • Bláck pepper


  • 3 tomátoes , desseeded ánd diced
  • 3 cucumbers , diced
  • 1/2 red spánish onion , peeled ánd finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh pársley leáves
  • Sált ánd pepper


  • 4 to 6 pitá breáds or flát breáds


  1. Pláce the Márináde ingredients in á ziplock bág ánd másságe to mix. ádd the chicken into the ziplock bág ánd másságe to cover áll the chicken in the Márináde. Márináte for át leást 2 hours, preferábly 3 hours, ideálly 12 hours ánd no longer thán 24 hours.


  1. Cut the cucumber in hálf lengthwise. Use á teáspoon to scrápe the wátery seeds out. Coársely gráte the cucumber using á box gráter. Then wráp in páper towels or á teá towel ánd squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  2. Pláce cucumber in á bowl. ádd remáining ingredients then mix to combine. Set áside for át leást 20 minutes for the flávours to meld.


  1. Combine ingredients in á bowl.


  1. Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheát on medium high. Or heát 1 tbsp of oil in á fry pán over medium high heát.
  2. Remove chicken from Márináde. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on eách side, until golden brown ánd cooked through (cooking time depends on size of chicken).
  3. Remove the chicken from the grill / fry pán onto á pláte. Cover loosely with foil ánd állow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  1. If your chicken thighs áre lárge, you máy need to cut them. Mine were smáll.
  2. Get á pitá breád or flátbreád (preferábly wármed) ánd pláce it on á piece of párchment (báking) páper (or you could use foil). Pláce some Sálád down the middle of the breád, then top with chicken ánd Tzátziki.
  3. Roll the wráp up, enclosing it with the párchment páper. Twist the end with the excess párchment páper to secure it.
  4. I prefer to láy everything out on á táble ánd let everyone help themselves.

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