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Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Recipe

Our Instant Pot chicken gyros recipe are such a flavorful Greek dish that is an easy and healthy meal, not to mention a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: Best chicken recipe, Healthy family dinner, Instant pot chicken recipe, Simple family dinner idea
Servings: 6
Calories: 399kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

Chicken

  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Tzatziki

  • 1 cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 16 ounces plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed

Toppings

  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 6 pita breads

Instructions

  • In a gallon-sized resealable bag, add chicken, garlic, lemon juice, onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, allspice, and lemon pepper.
  • Mix well so that all the chicken is covered in marinade.
  • Let marinate in fridge for at least 2-3 hours (6-8 is ideal for best flavor).
  • When chicken is finished marinating, pour 1 cup of chicken broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Dump the entire contents of the bag (chicken and marinade) into the Instant Pot.
  • Place lid on pot and press MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) and set timer for 10 minutes.
  • Allow 10-15 minutes to come to pressure before it starts the countdown cook timer.
  • Once it is finished cooking, do a natural release of the pressure for 5-10 minutes and then a quick release of the remaining pressure. Remove the lid.
  • Shred cooked chicken using 2 forks.

To make the tzatziki sauce:

  • Shred or grate the cucumber and blot with a paper towel to get rid of as much moisture as possible.
  • Mix together the yogurt, shredded cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Add dill and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Keep in the fridge until serving (it's best if you let the flavors come together for about 30 minutes before serving).
  • Serve on pita bread topped with cooked chicken, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, and homemade tzatziki sauce.

Notes

  • Homemade Tzatziki is really easy to make, but store bought tzatziki is great as well.
  • You can also use ranch or cucumber ranch dressing in place of the tzatziki.
  • Serve this with hummus, pita chips, and fresh vegetables for dipping in the hummus.
How to turn this into a freezer meal:
  • Place chicken, garlic, lemon juice, onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, allspice, and lemon pepper into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
  • When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1 cup of chicken broth in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 25 minutes. Do a 5 minute NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg