This healthy version of my homemade Grilled Chicken Greek Gyro Wrap really satisfied my cravings for a traditional Greek Gyro. Although it would have been good with a flat bread or pita , I already had flour tortillas in the refrigerator.
I love tzatsiki sauce and that was my craving. So, I decided to throw together a grilled chicken Greek wrap for our dinner. It sure was a quick and easy meal when I wasn’t in the mood for cooking. Had my husband grill the chicken and I did the chopping. It all came together in about 20 minutes.
After reading some other recipes for gyros, I found that it isn’t uncommon to use chicken. It’s also made with beef, pork, and lamb. I do not have a vertical broiler to prepare the chicken the traditional way and maybe one day I’ll try it, but in the mean time, this worked. And, if you’re like me, sometimes you want something that is just too complicated or time consuming to make; so, I improvised the best I could and the outcome was perfect.
OK, maybe not perfect, but nearly. This is one of those experiments that will end up on our menu again. The only thing I would do different is to plan ahead and have flat bread, or unpocketed pita bread. Other than that, it was perfect.
You can even count this Grilled Chicken Greek Gyro Wrap recipe as healthy and low calorie. Using grilled chicken breasts and plain Greek yogurt for the tzatziki sauce, plus all the veggies and herbs, makes this a much healthier version than the traditional. Yet, you get all the flavor.
Grilled Chicken Greek Gyro Wrap | Recipe
(Makes 4 wraps)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 flour tortillas
2 cups torn lettuce greens
Tzatziki sauce (See recipe below)
Season chicken with garlic powder and lemon pepper. Grill on a medium high heat approximately 10 minutes on each side until it’s no longer pink inside, but still moist. I hope the weather is good where you live so you can grill your chicken, but you can always try a kitchen grill for those bad weather days.
To warm up and soften the flour tortillas, roll in a paper towel and microwave for about 15-20 seconds. (You can heat 2 at a time.)
Take the heated flour tortilla and spread some tzatziki sauce down the middle. (I like a lot. You may want less.)
7-8 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. diced cucumbers (seeded)
1/2 c. chopped green onion
1/4 c. chopped parsley
2 tsp. chopped fresh dill
1 clove garlic
salt & pepper
Chop and remove seeds from cucumber.
Chop green onion, parsley, and fresh dill.In a medium size bowl, combine yogurt with cucumber, green onion, parsley, and dill.
Using a garlic press, squeeze garlic clove into bowl with yogurt mixture.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
And there you have it. A very easy recipe for a Grilled Chicken Greek Gyro Wrap. You might want to make extra because they are so good you will want to eat 2 of them. Enjoy!
I’d love to hear about any traditional recipes you were able to re-create more simply at home that had the same great taste. Please comment below and don’t forget to sign up for future recipes in the column on the right above.