Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros

Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros
Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros. Jennifer Levy/Getty Images
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 18 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: serves 4

If you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight, or make ahead meal that you can enjoy throughout the week, then look no further. These chicken breasts are marinated, grilled, sliced, topped with a simple sauce, and folded into a warm pita. If you are watching your carb intake, then simply replace the pita with lettuce leaves.

What You'll Need

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • For the Toppings:
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded and julienne)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chopped fresh mint
  • Optional: 1 large tomato (sliced)
  • Optional: 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 pitas (or 8 large lettuce leaves)

How to Make It

Place chicken breasts on a large piece of plastic. Fold excess plastic over top of chicken and using a mallet flatten breasts to about 1/2 inch thickness. This will help reduce marinating and cooking time. Place chicken into a resealable plastic bag. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over chicken making sure that all surfaces of meat are covered. Seal bag and place into refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Meanwhile, combine yogurt sauce ingredients, cover, and place into refrigerator until ready to use. This is also a good time to slice the vegetables for the gyros.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag and place onto grill grate. Discard any remaining marinade. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Once cooked, remove chicken from heat and place onto a cutting board. Slice and place into warmed pitas (or cold lettuce leaves), top with yogurt sauce, garnish with sliced vegetables, and serve.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1116 Calories
57g Fat
42g Carbs
107g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)