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Redefine Fast Food: Quick Homemade Chicken Gyro w/ Tzatziki Sauce


Homemade Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce


  • Sauce:
    1 individual non-fat plain Greek yogurt
    (I used Chobani, but feel free to substitute. If you like a thicker Tzatziki, consider using a full fat Greek yogurt.)
    1 minced garlic clove
    ½ Tbsp freshly chopped dill
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1/2 medium cucumber diced into small pieces
    (I left skin on, but you may prefer to remove the skin.)
  • Toppings:
    Diced yellow onion
    Roma tomato
    Shredded lettuce
  • Entrée:
    4 Whole grain pita
    (Another option would be to replace this with mini naan bread or whole grain rice.)
    Heated shredded chicken
    (**Use leftover grilled chicken or for a super quick meal use pre-shredded rotisserie chicken. You can also substitute this for another type of meat, if desired.)

  • Directions:
  1. Mix together all Tzatziki sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Top each pita bread with about 3 oz heated chicken.
  3. Drizzle ~1/4 cup or desired amount of Tzatziki over the chicken.
  4. Top each with your choice of toppings: lettuce, onion, roma tomato, cucumber.
  5. Pair this dish with a side salad, fruit or veggie and ENJOY!

A Note From My Kitchen:

Ever find yourself resorting to fast food because it seems easier? With school back in session, I am
always being asked about tips to make quick meals on the fly to feed the whole family without breaking
the bank. I typically menu plan for my lunch and dinner meals to decrease the stress, save on time, and
to save money. The dinner meals are a must for me to plan, as it is not just me eating so I must think
about how I can best feed my family. I try to keep it simple, but don’t let the word “simple” throw you
off --- healthy does not have to be difficult.

Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines (thankfully my husband loves it, too.) Above I share with you one
of my new favorite additions for dinner. This is my spin on the chicken gyro – my “fast food version."
The Tzatziki will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. This dish provided not only a dinner meal,
but also made for some tasty leftover lunches! This dish pairs nicely with roasted vegetables or even a
salad (homemade or bagged.) When I made it, I roasted eggplant and squash to have as a side dish.
Roasted veggies also heat up nicely the next day and can even be thrown into other dishes, as they are
very versatile.

From my home to yours, enjoy!

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