Greek Hen Gyros [with Pita + Tzatziki]


A easy and scrumptious recipe for Greek Hen Gyros with a basic Greek rooster marinade in a pita wrap with veggies and tzatziki. Excellent for a fast weeknight dinner or meal-prepped prematurely on the weekend for an below 10 minute meal.

As you guys know I’m typically a fan of consuming native. I are inclined to eat with the seasons and embrace no matter is offered close by, nonetheless I additionally love experimentation and generally you simply want a tomato in the midst of February ya know?!

Particularly now given the dearth of journey, I discover I’m capable of scratch that itch by meals. One of many locations on my bucket record is Greece. C and I had talked a few journey to Greece in 2021 which clearly received’t be occurring! So for now we’ll simply must take pleasure in these Greek Hen Gyros that aren’t fairly the unique (I want I had a vertical spit at residence!) however come fairly darn shut with this Greek grilled rooster recipe.

It might not be all squash and carrots and all issues fall but it surely’s an awesome evergreen recipe you may take pleasure in 12 months spherical!

What are Gyros?

Technically gyros (or gyro) are a conventional greek meat dish made on a vertical meat rotisserie. Since most of us don’t have a vertical rotisserie (or the power to go to Greece proper now), a grilled rooster gyro will do. Many cultures have their very own vertical rotisserie together with doner in Turkey, Al Pastor in Mexico and Shawarma within the Center East.

Gyros might be eaten over rice, on a salad or in a wrap as is the case on this Greek Hen Gyro recipe.

Greek Hen Marinade

That is my favourite Greek rooster marinade recipe. Whereas I completely adore it in these gyros, you may completely make greek rooster by itself. Right here’s what you want:

  • Boneless, skinless rooster breasts (thighs additionally work nice!)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Paprika
  • Salt + Pepper

I personally favor to marinate my rooster for at the least 1 hour however you too can get away with 20 minutes in a pinch or higher but, prep the evening earlier than and let marinate within the fridge in a single day.

Notice: I prepare dinner this rooster on the grill however you too can use an indoor grill pan or only a common outdated pan and prepare dinner on either side!

The right way to Make Hen Gyros

STEP 1: Reduce rooster into strips and mix with all substances in marinade. Let marinate in fridge for at the least 1 hour.

STEP 2: Make tzatziki or skip if utilizing store-bought.

STEP 3: As soon as rooster has marinated, warmth grill to medium warmth and prepare dinner for 3-4 minutes per aspect or till absolutely cooked by.

STEP 4: Chop all veggies and put aside.

STEP 5: Give pitas a fast warmth on the grill or stovetop.

STEP 6: Unfold tzatziki onto every pita and high with veggies + rooster. Roll up and luxuriate in!

The right way to Retailer + Meal Prep

This recipe is definitely tremendous straightforward to retailer within the fridge. My advice is to make the rooster prematurely and retailer within the fridge for as much as 3 days. Identical goes for the tzatziki which can last as long as per week. Alternatively you should purchase store-bought tzatziki. You may pre-chop your veggies in case you like or simply wait to cut proper earlier than you intend to eat.

Then you definately’ll assemble your gyros into your pita wraps simply earlier than consuming. A lot of the exhausting work is the rooster so so long as you make that prematurely your dinner will take below 10 minutes to make!


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Greek Hen Gyros

A easy and scrumptious recipe for Greek Hen Gyros with a basic Greek rooster marinade in a pita wrap with veggies and tzatziki. Excellent for a fast weeknight dinner or meal-prepped prematurely on the weekend for an below 10 minute meal.

  • Writer: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Prepare dinner Time: 10 minutes
  • Complete Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Class: Dinner
  • Technique: Grill
  • Delicacies: Greek



For the rooster:

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless rooster breasts
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice, 1/2 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For the wraps:

  • 4–6 pitas
  • 2 cups romaine
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 crimson onion, sliced
  • 1 cup tzaztiki (store-bought or home made)


  1. Begin by slicing rooster breasts into strips (alternatively you should purchase pre-chopped rooster tenders)
  2. In a big bowl add your rooster and high with all marinade substances. Stir till rooster is well-coated.
  3. Cowl bowl and place rooster in fridge for at the least 1 hour to marinate (or in a single day, if most well-liked).
  4. Make tzatziki utilizing this home made recipe or skip this step if utilizing store-bought.
  5. Preheat your grill over medium warmth or till grill reaches temperature of 450 levels F.
  6. Place rooster strips immediately onto grill and prepare dinner for 3-4 minutes on either side (roughly 6-8 minutes complete) or till juices run clear.
  7. Place pitas onto grill and grill either side till heated by.
  8. Unfold tzatziki onto every pita and high with rooster, onions, tomatoes and lettuce.
  9. Eat instantly or see directions above for meal-prepping prematurely and storage.

Key phrases: Hen gyro, rooster gyros, greek rooster, greek rooster gyros

this rooster gyro recipe? Listed here are some others you would possibly take pleasure in:

  • Hen shawarma bowls
  • Baked Falafel Bowls
  • Mediterranean Orzo
  • The right way to make pita chips

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