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These Crock-Pot Chicken Gyro Bowls come together with just 20 minutes of prep. It’s an easy, healthy, and flavorful recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights.

Are you in need of a quick recipe where you can set it and forget it? Is that a resounding “yes”? Good! I have the perfect recipe for you. This recipe may be easier to make than it is to pronounce!

I love a Gyro sandwich, don’t you? I wanted to create my own Gyro sandwich at home but with a twist. Enter the Gyro bowl! Same great taste with a lot less work! Amazing right? How often do you get more for less? Not very often, that’s for sure. But you definitely will with this Gyro Bowl recipe.

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Throw the ingredients in the Crock-Pot and walk away. Then come back to a healthy and incredibly tasty meal!

These Crock-Pot Chicken Gyro Bowls pack a ton of flavor! It’s due to the layering of flavors – slow-cooked chicken, aromatics, oregano, tzatziki, and Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine. The Holland House Sherry Cooking Wines adds hints of nuts and caramel, which help elevate the flavor of the aromatics.

I love using Holland House Cooking Wines because they give a flavor boost to every single recipe. I get so many compliments on my Crock-Pot Chicken Gyro Bowls, and I have to credit Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine for the flavor zing that it brings to this dish.

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Crock-Pot Chicken Gyro Bowls Recipe Questions Answered:

What is gyro made with?

Traditionally a gyro is a sandwich made of lamb, beef, or pork. That’s topped with items such as tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce in between pieces of pita bread. My gyro bowls are made with slow-cooked chicken and served over rice with a few slices of pita on the side. My recipe is easier to make and healthier, too.

Is the G silent in gyro?

Yes, it is silent! It is one of those weird words like gnat, where the g is silent. So gyro is pronounced “yee-roh.” Do yourself a favor and google “I Don’t Know How to Pronounce Gyro.” Luke Bryan and Jimmy Fallon do a great parody on not knowing how to pronounce the word. You’re welcome.

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Cook’s Note – Crock-Pot Chicken Gyro Bowls:

  • Need to feed a crowd? This recipe doubles nicely, and you won’t need to increase the cooking time either.
  • Leftover chicken gyro meat will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • After it’s cooked, the meat will keep in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.

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Crockpot Chicken Gyro Bowls

Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 6 hours hours

Total Time 6 hours hours 20 minutes minutes

6 people

Ingredients

FOR CHICKEN GYRO MEAT:

FOR THE GYRO BOWLS:

Instructions

MAKE CHICKEN GYRO MEAT:

  • In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together cooking wine, chicken broth, and lemon juice; set aside.

  • In a small bowl combine dried oregano, salt, and pepper; set aside.

  • Add the chopped onion to the bottom of the Crockpot insert and lay the chicken breasts on top of the onions.

  • Pour the cooking wine mixture over the onions and chicken.

  • Sprinkle half of the oregano mixture over the tops of the chicken. Flip the chicken over and sprinkle in the remaining oregano mixture over the chicken.

  • Evenly distribute the minced garlic over the chicken.

  • Put on the Crock-Pot lid and cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours.

  • Shred the chicken, and then use a wooden spoon to mix the shredded chicken, onions, and cooking liquid together. Turn off the Crock-Pot and let the mixture sit, with the lid on, while you make the rice.

COOK RICE:

  • Cook the rice as per the package instructions.

ASSEMBLE GYRO BOWLS:

  • Place rice in a bowl and top with chicken gyro mixture, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, feta, tzatziki sauce, pita wedges, and black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I love gyros no matter what kind of meat is in them. This looks sooooo delicious!! I added it to my meal plan this week, I can’t wait to try it!

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  2. These are delicious. I’m happy I found this recipe. I love a good gyro and so does my husband!

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  3. I made this for my family this week and everyone LOVED it. My son asked to take it for lunch every day the rest of the week! This will definitely be added to my meal rotation.

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  4. I can’t get over how good this Crockpot Chicken Gyro Bowls turned out. Wonderful!

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FAQs

What sides to serve with chicken gyros? ›

Top 6 Side Dishes That Pair Well with Gyros
  • Tzatziki Sauce. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce that perfectly accompanies gyros. ...
  • Greek Salad. ...
  • Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves) ...
  • Greek Potatoes. ...
  • Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Pie) ...
  • Pita Chips and Hummus.
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What makes chicken tough in a crockpot cooking? ›

In addition, chicken breast has less fat and can become dry (chewy or rubbery) if cooked for too long. Without moisture, the protein fibers in the chicken become elastic.

What is the nutritional value of a chicken gyro bowl? ›

1 serving of greek chicken gyro bowls contains 703 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 37% carbs, 29% fat, and 34% protein. This is a good source of protein (106% of your Daily Value), fiber (20% of your Daily Value), and potassium (24% of your Daily Value).

Is chicken gyro meat unhealthy? ›

Traditional gyro meat combines beef and lamb, which can be higher in fat, particularly saturated fat. For a leaner option, chicken or turkey gyro can be chosen. These poultry choices offer a lower fat content, making them a healthier alternative without compromising taste.

What is the correct way to eat a gyro? ›

The traditional way to eat a gyro is to hold it with two hands, with the pita bread wrapped around the meat and the toppings. Hold the bottom of the pita bread to prevent the filling from falling out. When enjoying a gyro, taking your time and savoring the flavors is important.

Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in the crockpot? ›

Always cook your boneless skinless chicken breasts on LOW for the best results. I do not recommend cooking boneless chicken breast on HIGH, as it will become very dry and tough, even if you check it early. On high, the chicken turns out drier; I consistently have the best results with low.

Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker? ›

Yes, you can put raw chicken in a slow cooker! Slow cookers and Crock-Pots are designed to cook raw meats. The direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking time and steam created from the tightly covered container destroys bacteria, making slow cooking safe. You can put frozen chicken in a slow cooker, too!

Why does my chicken dry out in slow cooker? ›

A lean protein cooked for six plus hours at the temperatures a crock pot uses is going to dry out. The collagen, the gelatin, the fat, all the stuff not in a chicken breast, is going to be driven out.

How are gyros served in Greece? ›

In Greece, it is customarily served in an oiled, lightly grilled piece of pita, rolled up with sliced tomatoes, chopped onions, lettuce, and fried potatoes, sometimes topped with tzatziki, or, sometimes in northern Greece, ketchup or mustard.

What is a good side dish for pita bread? ›

The best side dishes to serve with pita bread are hummus, shakshuka, falafel, strawberry jam, apple butter, deviled eggs, spinach artichoke dip, chicken shawarma, Greek salad, tzatziki sauce, baba ganoush, guacamole, chicken salad, peanut butter and jelly, and labneh.

What is the difference between chicken souvlaki gyro and chicken gyro? ›

Souvlaki is marinated pork, chicken, beef, or lamb grilled on a skewer. It's typically served on a skewer, but you can also eat it in a warm pita or over salad. Gyros are made with stacked meat (usually pork, but other meats are common) that has been cooked on a vertical rotisserie.

Is gyros served with chips? ›

Greek gyros are served in a pita, stuffed with tomato, red onion, a few French fries, and a healthy dose of tzatziki (a Greek sauce or dip made with yogurt and cucumbers). In the U.S., lettuce is sometimes added to the mix, and the addition of French fries is usually only found on the side.

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