Tender greek chicken, marinated then cooked in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or stove top, then layered in a pita with creamy homemade tzatziki, and a Greek salad. Perfect make ahead meal for lunches all week.
All of your favorite Greek flavors, from creamy feta to brine-y Kalamata olives, layered together in a pita bread for a tasty, hearty, and super simple to make Greek Chicken Gyros. The chicken is marinated in a flavorful Greek marinade, then cooked in the Instant Pot for a quick, low mess, easy meal.
But you guys, I love the flavors in Greek foods, from the lemons to the dill to the feta, and oh let’s not even start on the Kalamata olives. These gyros take all those amazing things, and combine them into a seriously tasty bite. The marinade on the chicken is one of my go to marinades. It is just that good. And can be adjusted to your preference, with additional garlic, or lemon, etc.
I eat this plain. By the spoonful. But when added to the gyros, it takes it up a notch, and just makes the whole thing just that much more delicious.
This is a great lunch option, prep everything separately, and assemble fresh right before eating. You don’t want the pita to be soggy, so you shouldn’t make it too early.
Make Instant Pot Chicken Gyro recipe for a meal that is easy to make and delicious. The chicken is so tender and the homemade tzatziki sauce is amazing.
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 red onion sliced – half for cooking and half for toppin
2 large carrots peeled and sliced
1 lemon freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup chicken broth
6 pita bread
Place everything but the bread and sauce in the instant pot.
Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
Set the pressure to 20 minutes.
Do a quick release to release the pressure. Remover the lid.
Slightly shred the chicken into chunks.
Spoon the chicken the into the pita breads and spoon on the homemade sauce.