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Greek chicken gyros on pita bread with tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumber and kalamata olives

Greek Chicken Gyros

Andrea Toole
These Greek Chicken Gyros are so delicious and packed with fresh flavours from the tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers and kalamata olives topped with greek marinated chicken thighs. They make for the perfect easy dinner!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


Greek Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Pinch salt and black pepper
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Pita & Suggested Toppings

  • 4 medium/large pita bread
  • Tzatziki
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Pitted kalamata olives
  • Fresh parsley, dill or cilantro
  • Lettuce *Optional
  • Red onion, sliced *Optional


  • Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and add in the chicken thighs. Mix to coat. Place covered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • Once marinated, preheat the BBQ to medium heat (around 400°F). Place the chicken on the hot grill and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side until an internal temp of 165°F is reached. Heat up the pita bread on the grill if desired.
  • Top the pita with lots of tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives or toppings of choice. Enjoy!