Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Tangy, delicious chicken topped with fresh vegetables and creamy Tzatziki sauce.  This recipe is so simple and makes a fresh, light dinner everyone will love! Every year, the Greek Festival comes to Salt Lake City and my husband and I love to go. We have no Greek ancestors or links to Greece of any kind, but Greeks just know how to put on quite the party and we always have such a good time! One of my favorite parts is all the delicious food . . . seriously, they have some of the most amazing grub.
I was thinking about a gyro that I had there last year and decided to try and make a chicken gyro of my own. I decided to adapt it for the slow cooker so that it would make my life even easier and it worked perfectly!
This meal was a good way to mix up our menu and my kids liked it . . . they are getting so cultured! (Ha ha- I don’t even know how Greek this dish really is . . . all I know is that it tastes good and my kids like it!)

Serves: 6

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

15 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • Gyros:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Tzatziki sauce:
  • 1 cup fat free, plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl and pour over chicken breasts.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8 hours.
  5. Shred chicken and serve with pocketless pita bread, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, sliced cucumbers, lettuce, and Tzatziki sauce.
  6. To make the Tzatziki sauce:
  7. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Stir before serving.

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  1. We're putting this in the crock pot for tonight's dinner - even my picky 7 yo son is looking forward to trying them. My husband is allergic to cucumbers, however, so we're going to have to try plain sour cream instead of tzatziki sauce but I'm going to make it for myself another time :). Thanks for the awesome recipe - it's a nice change from the usual!
  2. I made these last night for my family and they turned out absolutely amazing!! The chicken had great flavor and the combination of it with the fresh veggies was wonderful :) My 1 year old actually ate the cucumbers!! Will definitely be making this again! Thanks ladies! Your delicious recipes have made it easy to figure out what to make for dinner! I know that no matter what I try it will be amazing!!
  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe! The flavor wasn't bad, but I ran into two issues when preparing this. First, the amount of liquid you prescribe is not enough to keep the chicken moist in all crockpot sizes. We ended up adding chicken broth to it towards the end. Secondly, how on earth is 1 lb of chicken breasts enough to feed six people? Surely you jest! One of my adult guests took a peek inside the crockpot and quipped, "Enough for six people? Maybe for six fashion models on calorie restrictive diets!"
    • Not inedible, but not flavorful or even very good. All my family tasted was the allspice, which is a very odd flavor in a chicken dish. My husband asked me to put about 4 TBSP of pesto in the leftovers and he pretended it was Italian. I won't be making this again.

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