Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken

These easy Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken have homemade tzatziki sauce and greek inspired spiced chicken to make a delicious and healthy meal everyone will love. You can use store-bought pita bread or even make your own!

greek chicken gyro wrap with tzatziki sauce, onions, lettuce and tomato on pita bread
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How to Make Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken

Marinate the Chicken

Mix all of the marinade ingredients (except chicken) in a mixing bowl. Add the chicken and ensure it is fully coated in marinade Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.

Make the Tzatziki Sauce

Grate ¾ of the cucumber with a cheese grater into a small bowl (save the last part of the cucumber for toppings). Squeeze the cucumber with your hands against the side of the bowl to release most of the liquid. Place the grated cucumber on top of a paper towel, wrap in a ball, and squeeze any excess moisture out. Place the cucumber in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the tzatziki ingredients. Mix everything together and ensure all of the cucumber pieces are coated.

chicken pita with tzatziki sauce and feta cheese

Cook The Chicken

Heat the skillet over med-high heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and the marinade to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until fully cooked. Remove the chicken and slice it into strips. Add the chicken back into the skillet to get more of the marinade coated on the chicken pieces, just a minute or two.

Prepare Your Topping and Assemble the Pitas!

Take a pita bread and place it on a plate. Layer the sliced cucumber, tomato, cabbage/lettuce, and red onion slices first. Then add strips of chicken and top with Tzatziki sauce and feta cheese. Wrap in foil if desired to keep the gyro together while eating. Enjoy!

chicken gyro open on a tray with tomato, onion and lettuce

Use Store-Bought Pitas or Make Your Own!

There is something to be said for homemade bread, and homemade pita bread is no exception. It does take just over 3 hours from start to finish to make fresh pita bread, mostly because of the rise time, but I can confidently say it’s worth it! You only need 5 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry: active dry yeast, water, flour, olive oil, and salt. That’s it! Check out my Quick Pita Bread Recipe for the full recipe.

homemade pitas on a wooden board
Homemade Pita Bread

Make Quick-Pickled Onions for a Topping

You can use whatever toppings you love or have on hand but I will tell you, pickled onion adds a little extra something that makes a big difference. You can make these ahead of time, and in my opinion, you should have these in your fridge at all times anyway. They are great on these pita wraps, tacos, salads, and more! Here’s what you need and how to make them.

Quick Pickled Onions

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (use a mandoline if you have one)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Place the water, salt, sugar, and vinegar into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a jar with the sliced onions. Cool at room temp for an hour and then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. 

chicken gyros wrapped in foil with tzatziki sauce

Tips for Making Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken

  • As you can see in my photos, I wrapped my pitas in foil. This is to keep them nice and tight while eating otherwise all of those goodies tend to fall all over the place.
  • I decided to cook my chicken whole first, cut it into pieces, and place it back in the pan to ensure every side was coated with the chicken marinade before serving. You can also cut your chicken first and then cook it.
  • A warm pita is much easier to fold than a cold pita.
  • You can also cut your pita in half and use it as a pocket instead of a wrap!
  • Don’t forget the feta cheese (which I did the first pita I assembled 🤷🏼‍♀️), it’s definitely a must-have topping.

Tools to Make Greek Chicken Wraps

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chicken pita with tzatziki sauce and feta cheese

Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken

Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken have homemade tzatziki sauce and greek inspired spiced chicken.
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken gyro, easy pita bread, greek gryo, gyro, pita wrap, Tzatziki
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • small mixing bowl for cucumber
  • cast iron pan or non-stick fry pan
  • foil for wrapping (optional)

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 3-4 medium chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

Tzatziki Sauce

  • ¾ medium cucumber, shredded (save ¼ for toppings)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. dried dill
  • 2-3 medium clove garlic pressed or minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Toppings

  • shredded cabbage/iceberg lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • sliced cucumber
  • sliced red onion (or use quick-pickled, see notes)
  • feta cheese

Instructions

Chicken Marinade

  • Mix all of the marinade ingredients (except chicken) in a mixing bowl. Add the chicken and ensure it is fully coated in marinade Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.
    chicken breasts in seasoning for gyros

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Grate ¾ of the cucumber with a cheese grater into a small bowl (save the last part of the cucumber for toppings). Squeeze the cucumber with your hands against the side of the bowl to release most of the liquid. Place the grated cucumber on top of a paper towel, wrap in a ball, and squeeze any excess moisture out.
    shredded cucumber on a paper towel
  • Place the cucumber in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the tzatziki ingredients. Mix everything together and ensure all of the cucumber pieces are coated.
    tzatziki sauce in a bowl

Cook Chicken and Assemble Gyros

  • Heat the skillet over med-high heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and the marinade to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until fully cooked. Remove the chicken and slice it into strips. Add the chicken back into the skillet to get more of the marinade coated on the chicken pieces, just a minute or two.
    chicken pieces in a pan for gyros
  • Take a pita bread and place it on a plate. Layer the sliced cucumber, tomato, cabbage/lettuce, and red onion slices first. Then add strips of chicken and top with Tzatziki sauce and feta cheese. Wrap in foil if desired to keep the gyro together while eating. Enjoy!
    open chicken gyro on homemade pita

Notes

HOT TO MAKE QUICK-PICKLED ONIONS
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (use a mandoline if you have one)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup water
Place the water, salt, sugar, and vinegar into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a jar with the sliced onions. Cool at room temp for an hour and then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. 
 
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