This protein packed homemade grilled chicken gyro is perfect meal prep, and a totally delicious weeknight dinner. Perfect for sunny summer BBQ’s or for when you just don’t want to order any take out. This is going to be a huge crowd pleaser folks, make this!

Why marinate your chicken in greek yogurt?

We always want the best out of our chicken. Using marinades is one of the best ways to enhance your protein game, especially when making grilled chicken gyros. In this recipe we use greek yogurt to marinate our chicken. This does two things:

  1. It tenderizes the meat- The enzymes and acidity in the yogurt actually tenderizes the proteins in a more gentile way keeping it from becoming tough/rubbery.
  2. Adds Flavour- With a thicker marinade, you’re able to add stronger seasoning because it clings to the meat as its cooking.

Key ingredients

There’s one key ingredient i’m sure you’ve noticed already. Greek yogurt. It’s in each of the components of this recipe, and for good reason. Not just because it’s packed with healthy fats and proteins, but because of its incredible body and acidity. It helps add a brightness to each step, keeping things rich and creamy, but not heavy.

Its all about the sauce

We’re pretty proud of our tzatziki. It’s bright, fresh and super easy; we think it should be on every table this summer. Just a few simple ingredients, but does it ever pack a punch and perfect for these homemade grilled chicken gyros

Dice up some cucumber, grate some garlic, toss it in a bowl of greek yogurt and season it with lemon juice and you’re done!

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Prep Time 15 minutes


For the chicken

  • 2 large Chicken breasts Cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice Fresh
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Garlic Minced

For the Tzatziki

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Fresh garlic Minced
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber Grated
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Parsley Chopped

For the Flat Breads

  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • In a large bowl mix together the chicken, greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and garlic. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes and then cook on the bbq or a skillet until cooked through. About 10-12 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking lets make the tzatziki sauce. In a small bowl mix together greek yogurt, garlic, grated cucumber, lemon juice, and fresh parsley. Set aside.
  • Now the flat breads. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, greek yogurt, and salt. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and roll the into flat circles with a rolling pin. Place a large non stick skillet over medium high heat and once it is hot drop on one flat break into the pan at a time. Cook for around 60 seconds per side.
  • Now time to build the wraps. Smear on the tzatziki sauce, followed by the tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.  Now chicken. Roll the wrap and enjoy!
  • Serve with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh parsley, red onions
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