Open Faced Chicken Gyro
Open Faced Chicken Gyro
A traditional Greek dish gets a healthy makeover! These chicken gyros are topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and are mouthwateringly delicious.
Open Faced Chicken Gyro
Open Faced Chicken Gyro
A traditional Greek dish gets a healthy makeover! These chicken gyros are topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and are mouthwateringly delicious.
    Servings Prep Time
    6gyros 15minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    30-45minutes 2hours (or more)
    Servings Prep Time
    6gyros 15minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    30-45minutes 2hours (or more)
    Ingredients
    For the Chicken
    • 6 whole wheat pita breadwarmed
    • 1lb chicken breastskinless, boneless
    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 2tbsp non fat Greek yogurtplain
    • 1tbsp dried oregano
    • 4 garlic clovesminced
    • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Salt and pepper
    For the Tzatziki Sauce
    • 1cup nonfat Greek yogurtplain
    • 1small cucumber
    • 2 garlic clovesminced
    • 1tsp white wine vinegar
    • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    Toppings
    • 1small red onionthinly sliced
    • 1large tomatothinly sliced
    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the chicken marinade, then add in the chicken breasts, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    2. Using a food processor, shred the cucumber. Then wrap the processed cucumber in a towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible.
    3. In a small bowl mix together the cucumber with the remaining ingredients for the tzatziki sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    4. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with nonfat cooking spray. Place the chicken in the baking dish and cover with foil. Roast in oven for about 30-35 minutes. Remove foil and return to oven, roasting until chicken is fully cooked through and begins to brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
    5. Slice chicken into thin strips and divide evenly on top of each pita. Top each with 2 tbsp tzatziki sauce, onions, and tomato slices.
    Recipe Notes

    Entire recipe makes 6 servings
    Serving size is 1 gyro
    Each serving = 7 Smart Points

    PER SERVING: 320 calories; 8g fat; 2g saturated fat; 35g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 1g sugar; 30g protein