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Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

by Kristen

I love serving these slow cooker chicken gyros at parties.  It is nice to do something slightly different from your typical pulled meat sandwiches.  This slow cooker pulled chicken is packed with tons of flavor and tastes fantastic on warm pita bread with Greek toppings galore! 

I love these slow cooker Greek chicken gyros so much that it hurts.  This is an easy crockpot recipe that uses boneless chicken breasts, but you can make this recipe using skinless chicken thighs.

I decided to try making Greek Chicken Gyros in the crockpot.   It was 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 would instead cook this recipe in a pressure cooker, I have an Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Recipe as well.

I recommend topping these gyros with as many fresh veggies as possible!  I recommend lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and kalamata olives.

I made a homemade Greek Yogurt Tzatziki sauce to go on these chicken gyros.  If you like Tzatziki sauce, you can grab my recipe for easy Tzatziki sauce and get 25 meal ideas with Tzatziki sauce! 

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!

The instructions for this recipe are super easy!  This is an actual “dump and cook” recipe for those busy nights!

Ingredients needed

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 Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 

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 teaspoon of Lemon Juice

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 it 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!

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

I love serving these slow cooker chicken gyros at parties.  It is nice to serve something a little bit different than your typical pulled meat sandwiches.  This slow cooker pulled chicken is packed with tons of flavor and tastes amazing on warm pita bread with Greek toppings galore! 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 
  • 2 tablespoons dillweed

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dillweed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic

Garnishes

  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • kalamata olives

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Stir all of the parts together.  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

  3. Once the chicken is cooked, shred the chicken and return to the crockpot. 

Build your Gyro

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the Tzatziki Sauce

  2. Place some chicken in pita bread, top with Tzatziki sauce and other garnishes of your choice, and enjoy!

If you love Greek food, you will love the way this tastes!

It would help if you tried a few of my other gyro recipes. 

Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

Instant Pot Chicken Quesadillas

Instant Pot Ground Beef Gyros

Stew Meat Beef Gyros 

If you make this recipe, please let me know how you like them!  Please comment below or tag me on social media and let me know!  You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tiktok.

 

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14 comments

Karen Hernandez July 1, 2021 - 4:15 am

Did you use fresh or dried dill weed?

 
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Laura August 6, 2020 - 10:59 pm

Can you use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt? I don’t have any on hand.

Thanks

 
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Sharon January 10, 2020 - 11:42 am

Hi Kristin. I’m not a fan of shredded chicken. Do you think i could cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and cook that way?

 
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Kristen January 10, 2020 - 1:07 pm

Yes! I would try it, but you might want to keep the cooking time a little lower- like 4-6 hours so the chicken doesn’t fall apart.

 
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Emily October 17, 2019 - 2:43 pm

What kind of yogurt do you use to cook in the chicken? Plain?

 
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Kristen October 17, 2019 - 7:34 pm

plain. 🙂

 
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Judy Fries May 19, 2019 - 10:16 pm

Made this today & OMGOSH! They were so so good ❤️ I also made the sauce and it was delicious! Though with the chicken I added 3 tablespoons of Greek seasoning! These will be made again & again & again! My family feel in love with this dinner! Thank you for such an awesome recipe ❤️❤️??

 
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Kristen May 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm

Thank you for letting me know! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe as much as i did!

 
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ViCki April 7, 2018 - 2:05 pm

How many gyros does this make? I have 12 to feed.

 
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Kristen April 8, 2018 - 1:47 am

This will feed 8-10. You might want to add a little more chicken.

 
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Jessy | The Life Jolie November 21, 2016 - 1:40 pm

This looks so delicious! I love light and tasty dinners like this! I’ll definitely be making this.

 
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Diana November 21, 2016 - 1:36 pm

These slow cooker gyros sound so perfect! Looking at these pictures is making me very hungry!

 
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Helen November 21, 2016 - 12:52 pm

delicious, I love a bung it all in and let it cook, slow cooker recipe. perfect for busy days.

 
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Platter Talk November 21, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Beautifully prepared and delicious photos! Love this. Thanks.

 
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