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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 gyros
Calories 297 kcal


For the Chicken

  • 6 whole wheat pita bread (warmed)
  • 1 lb chicken breast (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp non fat Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 large tomato (thinly sliced)


  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 =  5 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value 


Nutrition Facts
Open Faced Chicken Gyro
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.9g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Potassium 465mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 32.3g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 25.9g 52%
Calcium 7%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.