You are going to love this Greek-inspired Chicken Gyro Recipe! This recipe is good for you, turns out tender, and is a family-pleasing dinner option for any night of the week. I also love serving Chicken gyros at parties!
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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.
Chicken gyros taste amazing on pita bread or naan. You can also use them delicious, perfectly seasoned meat on a salad or in a chicken gyro quesadilla.
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 dump the ingredients in the pot and let it do its magic!
I made this video to show you how easy this recipe truly is!
Here are the ingredients you need to make these Chicken Gyros
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts- You can also try this recipe with skinless chicken thighs.
Lemons or Lemon juice
Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
Water or Chicken Broth
Gyro toppings you will want o to have on hand: include onion, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, homemade Tzatziki sauce, and kalamata olives.
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Gyros
1. Place, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, Greek Seasoning, red wine vinegar, and Greek Yogurt into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
2. Close and lock lid, rotate the pressure release valve to “sealing,” and set the Instant Pot’s manual timer button to 15 minutes. Pressure Cook
3. While the chicken is cooking, make tzatziki sauce in a bowl.
4. Let the pressure naturally release. Open the lid And let out the remaining pressure
5. Shred chicken with a fork
Not only do I love these chicken gyros. I also pretty much love anything that has a spoonful of Tzatziki sauce and kalamata olives on top it. So many wonderful flavors were mouthwatering.
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 Chicken Gyros
- 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning.
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons dried dill
- pita bread or naan
- kalamata olives
- feta cheese
- Tzatziki sauce
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 1 small English cucumber, chopped
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Dump the chicken, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, greek seasoning, red wine vinegar, and Greek Yogurt into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
Close the lid to your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes
Let naturally release. Shred chicken. If you are not serving the chicken right away, let it marinate in the juices it cooked in.
Build your gyro to your personal preference and serve.
This recipe works great for many meal prep dishes. This meal is high in protein and fiber and low in sodium, calories, and cholesterol.
Note: I have had a ton of you ask about what Greek Seasoning I use. I use Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
If you like this Instant Pot Greek chicken gyros recipe, you should also try a few of my other recipes:
If you make this recipe please let me know how it turned out! Please tag me on social media or comment below this post! You can purchase premade Tzatziki sauce at many grocery stores. However, I recommend that you make your own Tzatziki sauce! This is such a great recipe to make for parties! It is different and your friends and family will love it!