Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Health & Wellness

Easy Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

A simple yogurt marinade makes these 5-ingredient chicken tenders a juicy, fast, and simple Greek-inspired pita sandwich thats ready in 30 minutes or less.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time8 min
  • Perform Time30 min
  • Total Time48 min
  • Yield6
  • Energy411 cal
  • Cuisine
    • Greek
  • Course
    • Main Course

For the Greek Chicken

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Mediterranean-spiced sea salt sea salt mixed with dried oregano
  • 2 1/4 pounds chicken tenders
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 cup tzatziki sauce recipe below
  • 6 slices flat Greek pita bread
  • 6 cocktail tomatoes halved and then quartered
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 3/4 cucumber halved with skin and seeds removed
  • 1 ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • Pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine the lemon juice, yogurt, and sea salt in a large bowl and add the chicken tenders, tossing to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add half of the chicken tenders to the pan, shaking off the excess yogurt mixture before adding to the pan. Cook the chicken tenders for about 5 minutes, undisturbed, until browned, then flip and cook for another few minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a platter, add the additional tablespoon of olive oil and cook the remaining chicken tenders.*
Prepare the tzatziki sauce by grating the cucumber. Gather the cucumber together and place in a paper towel and press the water out of the shredded cucumber and place in a medium size bowl. Add the yogurt, garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh dill, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 3 days.
Warm the pita bread in a toaster oven or in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Spread some of the tzatziki sauce onto the warm pita bread with tomatoes, sliced red onion and 2 or 3 slices of chicken tenders. Fold the pitas and wrap in parchment paper or serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*The chicken tenders could also be grilled or baked for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees F, or until cooked through.

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