Chicken and Veggie Gyros

Ah, a new year... full of new challenges of eating better and trying new recipes! I've got a delicious one for you today. These Chicken and Veggie Gyros are going to be a new favorite in your house. The flavor is out-of-this-world good!

With bold flavor and fresh ingredients, these Chicken and Veggie Gyros need to make it into your meal plan!

I think I first had gyros when I was in college. I had gone on a summer mission trip to Wildwood, NJ and worked at Mom's Spaghetti House on the boardwalk for the 6 or so weeks that I was there. Interestingly enough, I usually worked the morning shift... serving breakfast... at Mom's Spaghetti House. Does that seem weird to anyone else? Anyway, when the breakfast menu ended at 10:30am, the cooks would start serving up spaghetti, chicken parmesan, and gyros.

This was not an easy item on the menu for me to sell to customers. When they asked me what a 'gyro' was, I would describe it as "lamb and beef mixture pressed together, sliced off a loaf and served in a pita." I'm guessing you would have gone with the spaghetti and meatballs platter too. Although, I enjoyed the taste of the gyros, I really loved it when the cooks would prepare a special gyro for me ... with grilled chicken breast in place of the "sliced meat".

Recently my friend, Holly, made these Chicken and Veggie Gyros for our small group. She is a fantastic cook and this dish did not disappoint. They instantly took me back to that fun summer I spent on the boardwalk. I practically begged her for the recipe so I could make them again for my family.

With bold flavor and fresh ingredients, these Chicken and Veggie Gyros need to make it into your meal plan!

Chicken and Veggie Gyros
serves 4-6 (adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything)

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
2 tsp. minced garlic
juice of 1 lemon and 1 tsp. lemon zest
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
Serve with pita bread and this amazing Tzatziki sauce

Place vegetables in one large plastic ziplock bag and place chicken breasts in another large ziplock bag. Mix together garlic, lemon juice, zest, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Pour most of the marinade over chicken breast pieces, seal the bag and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Pour the rest of marinade over veggies, seal bag and refrigerate. After marinating for a couple of hours, grill the veggies for a few minutes until slightly tender. Then grill the chicken until it is done and no longer pink in the middle. Allow to rest for juices to redistribute. Serve chicken and vegetables on pita bread topped with Tzatziki sauce.

So, when you've eaten all the salads and slurped all the 0-calorie soups you stand, try these Chicken and Veggie Gyros. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Here are a couple more chicken recipes for you!
Chipper Chicken Soup is the perfect remedy for winter cold and flu season!

This Confetti "Chicken" Salad is actually made with Boar's Head Turkey, but could easily be adapted to include chicken.
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  1. Yum! These look amazing Nici!!


  2. These gyros look great! I had an amazing one at a street festival once and haven't been able to recreate it at home. The one time I tried lamb, we didn't particularly like the flavor. Can't wait to give these a try. Pinning!

  3. Wow - this looks great! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the party! First time linking up! Just found your site... I'll be back!

  5. OMG this looks soo good! Can't wait to try it. pinning now!

  6. Yum, these look delicious Nici! Can't wait ti try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  7. There was a little drive through restaurant in my college town that made the best gyro's. They were so yummy! I've never had one as good since. I am pinning to try these later. Thank you for sharing this and your darling felt pine cones and top posts for 2014 at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Happy New Year!

    Blessings, Deborah

  8. Hi Nici,
    We would just love your Chicken and Veggie Gyros, they look so good. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. My family would love these gyros Nici! Pinned!


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