Chicken Gyro Quesadillas

If this whole pandemic has taught me one thing,  it is that it is so important to learn to be adaptable.  Here are a few observations that I have made about this lately.

  1.  I have seen kids ( my kids and on social media) adapt to these abrupt changes with flying colors!  Learning how to adapt is a great life lesson, especially in the rapidly changing world we are raising our kids in.
  2. It is fantastic watching how communities all over the world are coming together.

Adapting our recipes is also essential, as, at least in my area, many food items are out of stock at the stores, and we are trying to limit our trips to the stores as much as possible.  This means that we have been eating things like sloppy joe tacos, eating A LOT of clementines ( when Insta cart brought us way more than what we ordered) And, when we wanted our favorite chicken gyro dinner, we opted for these delicious chicken gyro quesadillas instead because we didn’t want to make an unnecessary trip to the store.

I might just love these chicken gyro quesadillas better than the kind that I make with pita bread!   I LOVE how quesadillas are crunchy and melty!  Plus, they take just minutes to make!  I dunked these chicken gyro quesadillas in tzatziki sauce.  Amazing!

Here is what you need for Chicken Gyro Quesadillas 

Flour tortillas– or you can use corn if you’re gluten-free.

Mozzarella cheese, or you can use a cheese of your choice.

Chicken

Olive Oil

Greek Seasoning

Tzatziki Sauce: Dillweed, Greek Yogurt, Cucumber, onion powder, and lemon juice 

And garnishes: tomato, lettuce, onions, and cucumber.

And that’s it!

I made my Instant Pot Chicken Gyro filling for these quesadillas.

Chicken Gyro Quesadillas

Servings 4

Ingredients

Greek Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water

Quesadilla

  • 2 flour tortillas per quesadilla
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese per quesadilla
  • 1/4 cup cooked greek chicken per quesadilla

Toppings

  • tomato
  • cucumber slices
  • red onion
  • feta cheese
  • kalamata olives
  • lettuce

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

Greek Chicken

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the Greek chicken in your Instant Pot. Chicken, onion, Greek Yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, Greek seasoning and olive oil.

  2. Cook on high pressure for 12-15 minutes.

  3. Either let it naturally release or release pressure right away. It doesn't matter.

  4. Shred chicken for the gyro quesadillas.

Build your quesadilla

  1. heat up a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Between two flour torillas, place chicken, cheese and other toppings if you desire. brush the outside of the tortilla with olive oil if desired.

  3. Cook on the sklllet, flip over when the first side is done cooking and slightly crispy.

  4. garnish with vegetables and dip in tzatziki sauce as needed.

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that I love pretty much anything that I get to dunk in Tzatziki sauce!   If you like this recipe, then you might also enjoy a few of my other gyro recipes:

Ground Beef Gyros

Shredded Beef Gyros

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Greek Broccoli Salad 

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*