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My slow cooker chicken gyros have become my ultimate go-to recipe for when I want to make something for a crowd. You can literally never go wrong. People seem to like them, plus they really are the perfect thing to make for parties.
Do you want to know something though? As much as I LOVED my slow cooker chicken gyros. I actually have not made them in my slow cooker in almost a year. Well, actually, I am not using my slow cooker all that much these days. I am not about to throw my slow cookers away though. They make great serving vessels for parties.
So anyway, since I literally only make my chicken gyros in my Instant Pot, I thought it was about time for me to actually show you how to make them in my Instant Pot! The ingredient list on this is actually the same as my slow cooker version. It’s a super easy recipe too. You just dump the ingredients in the pot and let it do it’s magic!
And I made this little video for you!
Not only do I love these chicken gyros. I also pretty much love anything that has Tzatziki sauce and kalamata olives on it. So many wonderful flavors, mouthwatering.
So why did I start making these chicken gyros, and actually many of my go-to slow cooker meals in my Instant Pot? Well, a slow cooker meal that takes 4-6 hours to cook in my slow cooker takes only 30-60 minutes in my Instant Pot. Plus the flavor of shredded meat, in particular, is amazing. I can’t pinpoint my finger on what exactly it is about the shredded meat that is so much better in the Instant Pot than the slow cooker. When I figure it out I will let you know 🙂
I also love making this recipe for parties, because it is really something different to make. It is such a different dish than the usual “pulled pork” you see at get-togethers a lot in the Midwest. But at the same time, it is not so different that picky eaters won’t try it.
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Gyros
2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons of olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of ground oregano
2 tablespoons of dill weed
2 tablespoons of Greek seasoning. – Here is the Greek seasoning I use
1 cup of Greek Yogurt
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
Method: Dump all of your ingredients into your Instant Pot. You can add these ingredients in no particular order. close your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure or on the meat setting for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and the chicken should fall apart once you stir it with a fork. You want to keep the chicken in the juices it cooked in. Place chicken on pita bread or naan. top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Ingredients for completing your gyro
Pita Bread of Naan
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of dill weed
1 small English cucumber, chopped
1 teaspoon onion powder
pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
This dish is such a hit whenever I make them! I put together a huge gyro bar for my baby’s baptism last spring, and I just made these a few weeks ago, when we had our small group from church over!
Hope you like them!