You have got to try this amazing greek yogurt-marinated chicken gyros recipe, it’s BEYOND amazing! The best part is how ridiculously easy it is to make and you can feed a whole party without breaking a sweat. I find this to be the perfect backyard grill food for family get-togethers AND it’s low maintenance as everyone can serve themselves.
So How Easy are Chicken Gyros?
It’s simply marinate over night in delicious, creamy Greek yogurt along with vinegar, oil, and spices then toss it on the grill!
Here’s my Chicken Gyros recipe:
- 3 lb. Chicken Thighs
- 5 T of Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 T of Apple Cider Vinegar (white works too, but I love the flavor of apple cider vinegar in this dish)
- 1 Whole Lemon Juiced
- 2.5 T of Olive Oil (I like full flavor, personally)
- 2 Sprigs of Rosemary (crushed)
- 5-10 Fresh Oregano Leaves (chopped)
- 1/4 c Fresh Parsley (chopped)
- 2 t Salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- 5-10 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
Chicken Gyros Cooking Details:
You’ll want to throw everything listed above together and leave it in the fridge overnight. The flavors will meld together and when thrown on the grill create the most bomb crust you’ve ever tasted! Once the chicken thighs are cooked all the way through, set the meat aside to cool so you don’t lose all the amazing juice to your cutting board. Serve and enjoy!
What should the gyros be served with?
The great thing about gyros is that the meat is really versatile and can be paired with rice, salads, or even eaten at midnight straight from the fridge. Who’s judging? Certainly not me!
However, for a more traditional gyro, you’ll want to get some fresh iceberg lettuce, pickled onions, homemade tzatziki, roma tomatoes, and goat cheese. Don’t forget to make some pita bread! My stomach is rumbling just thinking about it.
Feel free to check out more Greek Chicken Recipes to keep your creativity flowing!