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Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

This gyro-style chicken is going to become a new house favorite, with tender and juicy meat that's delicious and nutritious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Instant Pot, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 386kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


For the Chicken

  • 5 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 yellow onion diced large
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 18 to 24 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint

For the Gyro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cucumber shredded fine
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons dry dill

For the Gyros

  • 4 whole-wheat pitas
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons red onion sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce shredded
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese


For the Chicken

  • Place all ingredients into the Instant Pot. Place the lid onto the pot, make sure the lid is sealed and the dial is not pointing towards vent.
  • Press the "Poultry" button followed by the "Adjust" button to light up the high-pressure light. Adjust the time using the "+" button to read 25 minutes. The Instant Pot will automatically pre-heat (about 15 minutes depending on your Instant Pot) and start the time once ready.
  • When the 25 minute cooking time is complete, carefully vent the Instant Pot. Caution, the steam is very hot! Once all steam is released open the lid and shred the chicken. Keep shredded chicken in the pot and stir into the now cooked onions and spices. Keep warm.

For the Sauce

  • In a small bowl, place the cucumber and sprinkle the salt on top. Set aside for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Once the cucumber has rested, squeeze out any excess liquid and add to the yogurt mixture, mixing well to incorporate the cucumber throughout the yogurt.

For the Gyro

  • Place about 1/4 cup of the chicken and 1 or 2 tablespoons of the Gyro sauce on top of a pita. Top with tomato, red onion, lettuce, and feta.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1gyro | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 581mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11