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Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

One of the tastiest slow cooker gyros recipes you could ever make!

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
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If you're in search of the ultimate traditional gyro meat recipe, this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce is a fabulous choice! Mix up your weeknight dinner routine with a tasty trip to Greece. This chicken gyros recipe will quickly become a family favorite. It's honestly one of our favorite slow cooker gyros recipes we've ever had the pleasure of making, and we're sure it'll become one of your favorites, too! 

Yields6 to 8 gyros

Slow Cooker Time LOW6 hr

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  •  
  • For Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup diced cucumber, seeded and diced into tiny pieces
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in bottom of KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker.

  2. In a microwave safe bowl combine the onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, allspice and lemon pepper. Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds.

  3. Add in the lemon juice and the red wine vinegar.

  4. Pour contents over the top of the chicken.

  5. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours or on MEDIUM for 4 hours.

  6. Remove lid. Using tongs remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Shred the chicken and place back into the slow cooker.

  7. Serve the chicken and onions on the top of pita bread with Tzatziki sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes.

  8. For Tzatziki Sauce

  9. Combine yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt and garlic in medium bowl. Stir until creamy and combined.

  10. Salt and pepper to taste.

  11. Serve with gyros.

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I WILL try this - but I've never in my life heard of gyros containing chicken. It's always been the delicious lamb. But --- this has that wonderful sauce, soooo - will give it a chance -)

There are quite a bit of delicious ingredients and seasonings included in this chicken gyros dish. My husband and I usually make chicken pita sandwiches but they are not anything remotely like this. The tatziki sauce is the flavorful finishing touch that it needs! I love this sauce and I am excited to try and make some homemade for myself.

I love chicken gyros, so making it in the slow cooker is one recipe I need to try! I can't wait to make this recipe for dinner.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm addicted to gyros. Definitely trying this tonight.

Wow...what an exciting burst of flavors this will be! I love chicken any way I can get it, so it's always fun for me to try new recipes that have it in it. This seems like it would be a really healthy meal and so flavorful and although it calls for a pita...I think it would be amazing in either a wrap or on top of a salad as well.

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