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Grilled Chicken Gyros

Recreate the flavors of Santorini right at home

Gyros are an iconic street food; recreate that Greek experience at home with these healthy grilled chicken pitas.

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.

Ready in
22 m
10 m
(prepare time)
12 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick Oregano Leaves, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Mint, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick Thyme Leaves, divided
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 6 pocket-less pita breads, warmed


Mix 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, oil, 1 teaspoon of the oregano, 1/2 teaspoon each of the mint and thyme, and salt in small bowl until well blended.

Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish.

Add marinade; turn to coat well.

Refrigerate 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt, cucumber, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon each mint and thyme in medium bowl until well blended.


Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove chicken from marinade.

Discard any remaining marinade.

Grill chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Cut chicken into thin strips and serve in warmed pitas with the cucumber yogurt sauce and desired toppings.