Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe

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| Last Updated on December 11, 2023
These delicious Greek chicken gyros are made on a simple homemade vertical spit made out of skewers and an onion. Juicy, flavorful chicken thighs are served on a warm pita with tangy tzatziki and fresh, crisp vegetables for an irresistible healthy dinner.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Mediterranean
28
ingredients
10
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255
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Greek Chicken Marinade
1 cup(s)
plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup(s)
extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
grated lemon zest
2 tbsp
lemon juice
6
garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp
ground coriander
1 tbsp
paprika
1 tbsp
dried oregano
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tbsp
honey
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
For the Greek Chicken Gyros on a Homemade Rotisserie
1
batch of Greek chicken marinade, see above
2 lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1
large onion
8
pitas
1
batch of tzatziki, see below
crumbled feta cheese, to serve
finely sliced red onion, to serve
thinly sliced tomatoes, to serve
shredded romaine lettuce, to serve
For the Tzatziki
1
large English cucumber
1 1/2 cup(s)
Greek yogurt
2 tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp
fresh dill, finely chopped, see notes 1
1
garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
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Directions 10 steps | 255 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the Greek chicken marinade. In a large bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, leon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, ground coriander, paprika, dried oregano, ground cumin, honey and black pepper.

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Prepare the Greek chicken marinade.
Step 2

Flatten the chicken thighs. Place the chicken on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet or a rolling pin to pound the chicken thighs until it is evenly thick throughout, about ½ inch. (See notes 2.)

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Flatten the chicken thighs.
Step 3

Add the chicken thighs to the prepared Greek chicken marinade. Toss the chicken until evenly coated and refrigerate. Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Add the chicken thighs to the prepared Greek chicken marinade.
Step 4

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or prepare a cast iron skillet. Slice the top and bottom off of the onion and then slice the onion into a large disc, about 1½ inches thick. Poke two thick, wooden skewers into the center of the onion, about 1 inch apart, until it is flush with the bottom of the onion. 

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Step 5

Skewer the chicken thighs through both skewers. Do not stretch the chicken thighs between the two skewers. Roast the chicken for about 1-1½ hours until the chicken is cooked through and the center of the chicken reaches 165°F. (See notes 3.)

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Skewer the chicken thighs through both skewers.
Step 6

While the chicken roasts, create the tzatziki sauce. Peel and slice the cucumber lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove the seeds of the cucumber. 

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: While the chicken roasts, create the tzatziki sauce.
Step 7

Shred the cucumber. Place the shredded cucumber in a colander or a mesh strainer and toss with a heaping ¼ teaspoon of salt. Let the cucumber drain for 15 minutes. Squeeze to remove all of the liquid from the cucumber. 

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Shred the cucumber.
Step 8

In a bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, dill and minced garlic. Add the drained cucumber and mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: In a bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, dill and minced garlic.
Step 9

Once the chicken is done, let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing thin slices. 

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Once the chicken is done, let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing thin slices.
Step 10

Assemble the Greek chicken gyros. On a pita, spread the tzatziki, layer the sliced chicken, and top with sliced red onions and tomatoes. Finish with a sprinkling of feta. Serve and enjoy!

Greek Chicken Gyros On A Homemade Rotisserie Recipe: Assemble the Greek chicken gyros.

Notes:

  1. Instead of using only dill, a combination of dill, fresh mint or parsley can be used.
  2. If pressed for time, this step can be skipped. Pounding the chicken thighs will help the chicken cook evenly.
  3. Do not stretch the chicken as the chicken will shrink as it cools.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
493
FAT
23.1 g
PROTEIN
34.6 g
CARBS
40.1 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

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11 Dec 2023

Juicy, flavorful, and healthy recipe for Greek Chicken Gyros on a Homemade Rotisserie.

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