Instant Pot Chicken Gyros are such a simple family dinner idea, and we are loving it!
Any easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is a win in my book!
Plus, this chicken is so tender and full of those wonderful Greek flavors that you might even consider this to be the best chicken recipe, ever. The perfect healthy family dinner, all made in the wonderful Instant Pot.
If you are looking for an easy meal to make, this is the one! Give it a try, even our pickest eaters love it!
Ingredients Needed For Our Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Recipe:
- Boneless skinnless chicken breast
- Minced garlic cloves
- Fresh lemon juice
- Diced onions
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Lemon pepper
- Chicken broth
- Peeled and seeded cucumber
- Greek yogurt
- Dill weed
- Sliced cucumber
- Shredded lettuce
- Roma tomatoes
- Pita Bread
How To Make Our Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Recipe:
To begin, make sure you have enough time to marinate the chicken before to get the best flavor.
You will want to put the chicken breast in a large ziplock bag along with the minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, diced onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, allspice, and the lemon pepper seasoning.
Once all of that is in the ziplock bag, seal it up, and mix it all together. Make sure the chicken is completely covered in the seasoning and juices of the marinade.
Put the bag of chicken in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours, however 6-8 hours is ideal to get the best flavor.
After the chicken is done marinating in the fridge, take it out and pull out your Instant Pot.
In the bottom of the Instant Pot pour 1 cup of chicken broth.
NOTE: You can use water, but the chicken broth will provide the most flavor.
Then, dump all of the contents of the ziplock bag into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
Once that is in there, put the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure to have the valve in the SEALING position, then press the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button and set the timer for 10 minutes.
It will take about 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure, so make sure to account for that time.
When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let it naturally release for 5-10 minutes and then do a quick release to the remaining pressure by turning the valve to the VENTING position.
After all the pressure is gone, shred the cooked chicken with two forks.
How To Make Our Homemade Tzatziki Recipe:
To make the tzatziki sauce you will need to shred or grate the cucumber, and then blot the cucumber with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Then, mix the grated cucumber together with the yogurt, minced garlic, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl.
Next, add in the fresh dill, salt, and pepper to your liking.
Now, just pop it in the fridge until you are lready to serve.
NOTE: this is best if it is able to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
Once both the chicken and tzatziki sauce are ready, serve it all on pita bread topped with the lettuce, cucumbers, and tomato.
To Make The Best Chicken Recipe You Will Need:
- Instant Pot (THIS is a great one!)
- Ziploc bag (gallon sized)
- Medium mixing bowl