Chicken Gyros are one of my favorite dishes, tender and juicy chicken, fresh greens and tomatoes topped with a light Tzatziki sauce that completes the pita Gyros. These crock pot chicken gyros are light and refreshing and perfect for the warmer summer months. I am a huge fan of Greek flavors and always on the hunt for new recipes to try out in my Crock Pot. This recipe was not only easy but our whole family loved it, and it wasn’t hard to make. Serve with some salty chips, salad, or eat all by itself. I love to whip these chicken gyro’s up and take them for lunch the next day, they almost taste even better day two!
We have a fun-filled summer planned out. With lots of days playing in the water, trampoline time, arts and crafts, and the list goes on. I want to make every single day count this summer, as the winter has been long and cold. In that I don’t want to spend any extra time in the kitchen, so tossing the chicken and mix in the crockpot in the morning, making the sauce and heading out the door for our daily adventures. Then when we get home that night we have a home cooked meal that I can pull together in under 15 minutes. If I could skip cooking I would but then what would we be eating each night? Having meals I can make in the morning before we head out will save me tons of time! If you are busy and looking to reduce time in the kitchen, try these Greek-inspired chicken gyros.
Light Crock Pot Chicken Gyros
- 1 Pound Boneless Chicken Breast or Tenderloins
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 1 cup cucumber, peeled and seeded.
- 1/2 tbs parsley dry or fresh
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Crock Pot Chicken Gyros
- First, you want to grease your crock pot and then place the chicken in. In a bowl mix, all the other ingredients for they gyro (exclude sauce ingredients).
- Then pour the mixture over the top of the chicken. Set on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Pull the chicken apart when done, you can easily do this using two forks. It should be very tender.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
- Peel and de-seed your cucumber, and then dice into small chunks. Toss in a food processor along with all the other ingredients for the sauce.
- Pulse until the mixture becomes a pretty creamy sauce. This sauce needs to marinade for a minimum of 1 hour before serving. I made this the same time I put my chicken in the crock pot, so it had all day to mix flavors.
Assembling Your Crock Pot Chicken Gyros
I grab my pita pocket or pita bread and then add in some shredded chicken, fresh greens, tomatoes, and even slivers of onion. Then spoon over some Tzatziki sauce for that cool and refreshing taste, and dinner is ready. I served this with a side of green salad, and let me say it was so delightful.
This is a quick and easy meal and tweak to fit your needs. If you love Greek food I think you will really enjoy this flavor!
Do you prefer steak or chicken gyros?