Chicken Gyro

Published on
September 22, 2023
I loved Greece - the weather, the blue of the Mediterranean Sea, and the food, specifically the gyros. I created this recipe relying on my flavor memories. Grilled herb infused chicken, tender naan, and tzatziki. These gyros are irresistible.
Warm Chicken Gyro with seared Myer lemons and fresh dill.
Prep Time:
5 Minutes + 1 Hour Refrigeration Time
Cook Time:
15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:

1 tablespoon Mediterranean Seasoning

1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breast or thighs

Juice of 2 lemons

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

4 pieces of naan or pita

1 cup of your favorite tzatziki

4 Bib lettuce leaves

2 medium tomatoes, cut into 8 slices 1/4 inch thick


1. In a glass baking dish or zip-top bag, add the Mediterranean, chicken, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

3. Heat an oven safe grill pan to medium high. Add the chicken and cook without moving for 5 minutes or until brown and crispy. Flip the chicken, the transfer to the oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Let rest for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile warm your naan or pita by placing it directly on the oven rack for 3-4 minutes.

5. When cool enough to handle, remove the bone from the chicken and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Lay warm naan on a plate and smear with tzatziki, then layer with lettuce, tomatoes, and chicken.

Recipe Tip:
My homemade naan recipe is perfect for these gyros. Roll the dough extra thin so you make a gyro wrap.
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