Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

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I love these chicken gyros so much that it hurts.

And no, I am not Greek.   I was just fortunate enough to live less than 15 minutes away from Chicago’s best Greek restaurant. – The Greek Isles. Their Moussaka gets me every time.

I decided to try making Greek Chicken Gyros in the crockpot.   It was a little bit risky since the chicken used in gyros usually has a yogurt coating.  I wasn’t sure how these would turn out, putting Greek Yogurt in the crockpot.   This dish turned out flavorful and creamy.  I couldn’t stop.

If you like this dish, you may want to try my Greek Bratwurst Burger or my Tzatziki- Pita Chip Crusted Chicken. 

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I made a homemade Greek Yogurt Tzatziki sauce to go on these chicken gyros.  I also topped mine with red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.  You don’t have to use all these toppings, but man, the combo is fantastic!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros 

Ingredients 

2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless chicken tenders

juice of one lemon

Three garlic cloves

Two teaspoons of red wine vinegar

2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt

Two teaspoons of dried oregano

2-4 teaspoons of Greek Seasoning.  I use Cavender All Purpose Greek Seasoning 3.25 oz

1/2 of a small red onion – chopped

Two tablespoons of dill weed

Tzatziki Sauce 

1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt

One tablespoon of Dillweed

One small English cucumber- chopped

pinch of salt and pepper

One teaspoon of onion powder

Garnishes 

tomatoes

cucumbers

red onion

feta cheese

Pita bread

 Method: In a slow cooker- add all of the ingredients for the chicken gyros.  If you are using larger chicken breasts- you may want to cut them into smaller pieces.  Stir all of the parts together.  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.  Once the chicken is cooked, shred the chicken and return to the crockpot.   Mix all of the ingredients for the Tzatziki Sauce.  Place some chicken in pita bread, top with Tzatziki sauce, and other garnishes of your choice and enjoy!

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My kids just loved these- as did I!   I am going to be making this again soon!  What an easy dinner this was!

 

 

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