Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

These quick and easy chicken gyros with Greek feta sauce are so super versatile and great for a speedy lunch or a fuss-free weeknight dinner. You can use grilled, baked, rotisserie, or even leftover chicken or go veggie and add sautéed onions and peppers to the mix!

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

Has anyone noticed that I’ve been losing my mind over Greek-inspired dishes lately? You guys are game right? Regardless, just play along! Between Mediterranean-inspired eats and fresh seafood, my cravings have been out. of. control!

This predictably happens nearly every Spring and Summer when the tomatoes, cucumbers, greens and herbs are so out of this world tasty that I can’t help but eat buckets of them. I’ve even resorted to growing all the vegetables I need for this recipe in my very own backyard garden. Assuming my thumb stays green enough to see these babies go from “farm” to plate, that is… Wish me luck!

On to the gyros!

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

Need a vegetarian option?

You can easily swap out the chicken for grilled veggies and make this gloriously vegetarian. In fact, I’m pretty sure I need to do that tonight – YUM!

Are you a total sucker for that crispy char on chicken that you only get from grilling? Grill, baby, grill! I Opted for speed and used my pressure cooker to cook up super juicy, super tender chicken breasts but you can 100% use any cut and any cooking method you prefer! In a pinch you could even snag a rotissere on the way home from work and whip these up supah-fast!

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

This recipe is written to serve two, but can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. If you love leftovers as much as we do (hello there tomorrow’s lunch!) then absolutely make extra!

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce
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Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

These quick and easy chicken gyros with Greek feta sauce are so super versatile and great for a speedy lunch or a fuss-free weeknight dinner. You can use grilled, baked, rotisserie, or even leftover chicken or go veggie and add sautéed onions and peppers to the mix!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Easy Chicken Gyros
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 300 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces chicken breast cooked any way you'd like (see notes)
  • 2-4 leaves romaine lettuce trimmed
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes* (chopped or sliced) see below
  • 1/4 English cucumber sliced thin
  • 2 fluffy pita breads

EXTRAS:

  • diced or thinly sliced onion
  • diced or thinly sliced bell pepper
  • sliced olives
  • fresh parsley to garnish
  • extra crumbled feta cheese I'm guilty of this one! Yum!

GREEK FETA SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBSP plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz feta cheese
  • 2 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1 TBPS dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley or 1 tsp fresh
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP water if/as needed to thin the sauce
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First make your sauce. Combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning/feta to taste.
  2. Next chop, slice, and prep your veggies.
  3. Prep and cook your protein if needed (see notes)
  4. Warm pita bread either using the toaster oven, oven, microwave, or a heated skillet.
  5. Lay pita bread flat and layer chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and any additional toppings you'd like to add, then top with a hearty dollop or two of feta sauce.
  6. Wrap and secure with aluminum foil, wrapping it around half the sandwich, burrito-style.

Recipe Notes

*You can use anything from cherry tomatoes to plum tomatoes to big juicy heirloom tomatoes for this recipe. No need to really measure, add as much as you'd like on your sandwiches.

I mentioned before that I used my pressure cooker to cook my chicken breasts (done in 15 minutes, score!) but you can absolutely fire up your grill, roast it in the oven, use up leftovers, or even snag a rotisserie on the way home from work/errands. Literally anything goes. You can even up the greek flavor by marinating the chicken in my super tasty Greek Marinade before cooking.

If you have extra sauce leftover, it's great on everything! Slather it on turkey burgers, sandwiches, and wraps or use it as a tasty salad dressing! I make this one often and love it on absolutely everything. Sauce recipe yields approx 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for the base gyro recipe using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed with added toppings and sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 436mg 18%
Potassium 699mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 56.4%
Vitamin C 10.5%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce <-- SO GOOD!

so . . . how were they?

These easy chicken gyros with Greek feta sauce are AMAZING! I inhaled mine pretty much instantly, then photographed Paul’s for this blog post since I’d be wrapping it up for later anyways. As usual, he was flying super late and came home ravenous. Refusing to leave my cozy spot in bed (it was so late!) I sent Mr. Hangrypants into the kitchen to scarf his leftovers.

Literally no more than a minute after sending him into the kitchen, Paul stomped back into the bedroom. I was about to tease him for not being able to find his food (this happens a lot, haha!) but instead he just *had to* tell me, full mouth and all, that I needed to make these again. Score! I don’t buy pita bread super often but this recipe is so worth having a few fluffy flatbreads on hand for!

I absolutely loved the creamy greek feta sauce that I paired these with, though if your craving a dollop tzatziki sauce (this recipe) is one of my favorites. There’s something about a warm fluffy pita filled with fresh crisp veggies, juicy chicken, and a dollop of creamy feta sauce that’s just plain magical. I hope y’all love them as much as we do.

And yes, they’re totally on the menu again for next week! It was a no brainer!

Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Sauce

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  • Sarina

    Do you know how many calories this is per serving?

    • Hi Sarina! So it’ll vary based on the type of pita you use and extra toppings chosen but the base recipe for chicken/veggie/pita measurements above will be approx. 300 calories. The sauce will be 53 calories per TBSP and then just factor in any extras you add to the wraps and you’re good to go! xoxo

  • Jess


    Amazing!!! I love to cook and have tried several chicken gyro recipes, this homemade sauce is BY FAR the tastiest and easiest to make. A new stable meal in our household.

    The sauce is also great on chicken and salads alone.

    Thanks for a great recipe!!

    • Totally excited to hear it, Jess! Thank you!!

  • Kelly


    So yummy! Even my 12 year old loved it and asked to bring it to school for lunch.

  • Kris


    Just made these for lunch with leftover rotisserie chicken. Super easy and super delicious! The sauce is to die for! I made two huge gyros but the filling could easily be spread to 3 or 4 pitas.

  • Kelly


    I was craving gyros and had to try this. This Greek feta sauce is soo good! I kept dipping fresh veggies in the leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Ahhh yay! SO glad you loved it Kelly, thanks!!! 🙂

  • Oh yes! This looks so good!!!

    • Thanks Debra! I’m obsessed with it!

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