Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

I grew up in Chicagoland, where we had many delicious Greek restaurants nearby!  I fell in love with gyros early on but never thought I would be able to make them at home.  A few years ago, I played around with Greek seasonings and created the perfect slow cooker Chicken Gyros.   I have adapted that recipe for my Instant Pot.  This recipe is good for you, easy to prepare, 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 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.

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.

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Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8


  • 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
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • kalamata olives
  • feta cheese
  • cucumbers
  • Tzatziki sauce

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


  1. Dump the chicken, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, greek seasoning, red wine vinegar, and Greek Yogurt into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

  2. Close the lid to your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes

  3. Let naturally release.  Shred chicken.  If you are not serving the chicken right away, let it marinate in the juices it cooked in. 

  4. Build your gyro to your personal preference and serve. 

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!

I hope you like them!

Note: I have had a ton of you ask about what Greek Seasoning I use.  I use Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 




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