June 27th, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

These Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros are one of our family’s favorite Greek style meals.  The chicken comes out so tender and juicy in the slow cooker.  And honestly, it couldn’t be any easier!

We order similar gyros so often at our favorite Greek restaurant, I figured it was time to start making them at home! Because I have some picky eaters, I like to serve the chicken and toppings separately so everyone can build their own gyro to suit their tastes.  So feel free to add or omit toppings to your liking. If you like things spicy, try adding hot sauce and jalapenos to your gyro! Feta cheese is also a fabulous addition. But whatever you do, don’t skip the tzatziki sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Preparation 15 min 2017-06-25T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 5 hr 2017-06-25T05:00:00+00:00 Total Time 5:15 2017-06-25T05:15:00+00:00


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • Pita bread or flatbread
  • 1 cup tzatziki sauce


  1. In a slow cooker, combine chicken, onion, garlic, oregano, lemon-pepper, allspice and salt.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  4. Stir 1/2 cup yogurt into onions and juices in slow cooker.
  5. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine with yogurt sauce.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to stuff warmed pitas or flatbread with chicken mixture.
  7. Top with tomato, red pepper, cucumber and tzatziki sauce.

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  1. Came across your recipes and can’t wait to make alot of them, they all sound really tasty and this one is right up there on top of my list now!

  2. I love Gyros or greek food… Yummy. I think this may replace your chickpeas sometime (nahh)


  3. Greek food is my absolute favorite, and this sounds delicious!

  4. I love Greek food! We eat Gyros quite often but I can’t say I’ve ever made it with chicken. This sounds great, I will have to make note of it!

  5. this looks so delicious! you should link it up to my tuesday night supper club..we would love to have you!

  6. I was thinking about gyros the other night and was bummed because we don’t have any Greek restaurants near by! Now I don’t have to look for a place anymore I can just make em myself!

  7. I love a tasty Gyro and this looks delicious. Glad you included the recipe for the sauce.

  8. Mmmmm…absolutely delicious! We just had some friends over the other night for our gyro twist on the ol’ taco bar. I make a grilled chicken that is marinated in a yogurt lime sauce and beef marinated in indian spices and serve it up with flat breads, tzasiki, etc… Your chicken sounds wonderful. I’m going to have to give it a try next time! So glad I hopped on by from Tuesday Night Supper Club and became your newest follower! Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

  9. Love gyros and yours look great! This is a must try!

  10. You can put a lid on the jar because I AM IN!!! These look awesome. I will make them and come back here with lots of praise and good lovin’! Thanks – Gary

  11. I was wondering how this would be if i froze it after cooking in slow cooker. Would you add everything and then freeze once done or would you wait to add the yogurt until you defrost it and are re heating it?


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