Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap

Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap

The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Marinating Time: 30 mins
Total: 90 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1491 Calories
56g Fat
118g Carbs
125g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1491
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 71%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 4183mg 182%
Total Carbohydrate 118g 43%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 125g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 524mg 40%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 1522mg 32%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Greek chicken souvlaki gyro sandwich recipe uses fresh marinated chicken which is cooked over a hot grill and then stuffed into a warm pita and topped with homemade tzatziki, tomato, onion, lettuce, and fresh dill.

Looking for the lamb version? Try this classic lamb gyro sandwich recipe

Ingredients

For The Greek Chicken Tenders:

  • 3 large chicken tenderloins

  • 1/2 tablespoons Greek seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

For The Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cucumber

  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint

  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1/2 tablespoon water, more as needed

For Assembling the Sandwich:

  • 1 large pita, warmed

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki

  • 3 cooked chicken tenderloins

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato

  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill

Steps to Make It

For the Greek Chicken Tenders

  1. Gather chicken ingredients.

    chicken ingredients

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  2. Place the boneless chicken tenderloins in an airtight container and add Greek seasoning, olive oil and lemon juice. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 48 hours.

    chicken in a marinade in a glass container

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For the Tzatziki

  1. Gather the tzatziki ingredients.

    tzatziki ingredients

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  2. While chicken marinades, in a small bowl add greek yogurt, chopped cucumber, chopped red onion, chopped fresh mint, chopped fresh dill, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt. If the sauce is too thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time until desired thinness is reached.

    tzatziki sauce in a bowl

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For the Sandwich

  1. Gather remaining ingredients and pre heat grill to medium high.

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap ingredients

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  2. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until the center is no longer pink and the exterior is golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

    chicken cooking on the grill

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  3. Place a piece of tinfoil on your countertop. Add the warmed pita to the middle of the tinfoil and top with chopped lettuce, tzatziki sauce, chicken tenders, tomato, red onion, and dill. Gently lift the sides of the pita up to create a taco-like shape to your chicken gyro.

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap on aluminum foil

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  4. Pull the tinfoil tight around the sandwich (to help keeps it shape) and serve. 

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Wrap

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