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Healthy Chicken Gyro Platter with Tzatziki

June 2, 2021 (Last Updated: November 10, 2023)
Chicken Gyro Platter with Tzatziki

This chicken ‘gyro’ pita platter is so delicious, makes a great family al fresco lunch or dinner. My entire family loves it, even the pickiest ones, and on the plus side, it is nutritious and healthy.

The elements of this platter are my lectin-free pita bread, pasture-raised chicken, homemade tzatziki, sweet potato fries, and greens.

What is a gyro?

Technically, this is not a gyro, a Greek dish that involves meat, chicken, or lamb cooked on a vertical rotisserie, like shawarma. But, since it’s almost impossible to have that kind of setup in a home, a skillet, the proper preparation and spices can bring us close to the authentic gyro.

Greek cuisine is one of my favorites, and I love going to Greek restaurants. Good Greek restaurants are, in fact, plant paradox friendly, and great places to eat real, nourishing food, in general. But the fast-food type of Greek restaurants are not the ideal place to order chicken.

The elements of this gluten-free chicken gyro pita platter

While making all these elements might seem a little overwhelming, it is an easy dish to make. Some parts can be made in advance, whenever you have time.

  • chicken thighs marinated with yogurt and spices and cooked in a skillet
  • sweet potato fries
  • green salad and/or shredded cabbage
  • homemade tzatziki sauce
  • homemade lectin-free, gluten-free pita bread

Preparing the chicken in advance

It would be best if you allowed the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours, so I recommend you make the marinade in advance, whenever you have ten free minutes during the day.

You only have to mix the yogurt and the spices and add the chicken to the marinade. Make sure the chicken is well coated and refrigerate until closer to mealtime. It will only take 20 minutes to cook the chicken.

Chicken for the chicken gyro pita platter

The sweet potato fries

You probably have your way of making sweet potato fries, but I gave you my oven version below. It’s super simple. Cut the potatoes and bake them with just a tiny bit of olive oil at 375F (medium-high heat) for about 20 minutes, depending on their size.

I don’t add salt when cooking because salt will make them mushy. When the potatoes are ready, please don’t take them off the baking sheet immediately. They’ll firm up a little more if you give them some time to rest.

Chicken Gyro Pita Platter served with Tzatziki

The tzatziki sauce

There is no chicken gyro without tzatziki, another element of this dish that you can make in advance, in just 10 minutes.

You need washed and pat dried herbs (dill and parsley), a peeled and deseeded small cucumber, and a small clove of garlic, minced.

Combine the yogurt with herbs, chopped cucumber, garlic, salt and pepper, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust spices if necessary. Store in a glass jar in the fridge until mealtime.

The pita bread

Luckily, even if we are lectin-free or gluten-free, we still have options. Any of the below would work.

The one I use here is the pita bread made with my multi-purpose lectin-free, nut-free dough. You will find the recipe in the Hamburger Bun post. From that quantity of dough, you can make eight pita breads.

Pita bread
Pita bread looks beautiful

The greens for the chicken gyro pita platter

Add any greens you have around: green lettuce, Romaine lettuce, or a mix of microgreens or sprouts. I love to have a shredded cabbage salad, it makes this dish more nutritious, and I love the combination with chicken.

To make a cabbage salad, you have to finely shred the cabbage, massage it with a little bit of salt, add extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar and pepper to taste. Adjust everything to your taste. Massaging the cabbage is the magic step you should not skip.

Chicken gyros with a cabbage salad

Serving suggestions for this gluten-free chicken gyro pita platter

The easier way to serve this dish is to make a big serving platter, and everyone decides how they want to eat it. I did it as a platter, but I ended up folding my pita bread around the ingredients. I loved the rich, flavorful bite.

Chicken gyro pita platter with tzatziki

Eat it with a fork if that’s your thing.

Chicken gry

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Chicken Gyro Pita Platter (Lectin-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 4
Prep Time: 60 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

This chicken 'gyro' pita platter is so delicious, makes a great weekend family al fresco lunch or dinner. All my family loved it, even the pickiest ones, and on the plus side, is clean and healthy. Made with my lectin-free pita bread, pasture-raised chicken, and homemade tzatziki.


  • FOR THE CHICKEN MARINADE (make in advance):
  • 600 grams / 1.320 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup goat, sheep, or buffalo full-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 heaping teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • zest of one organic lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup goat, sheep, or buffalo full-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peeled, deseeded and chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped dill
  • 1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (or more if everyone loves them)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Any green salad you have or/and cabbage salad
  • 4 lectin-free pita breads





Make the marinade in advance, about two hours before you start or you can make it in the morning or whenever you have time during the day. Rinse well and pat dry your chicken (it's a good practice especially if you have histamine issues). Combine the yogurt will all the spices in a bowl, add the chicken, and mix well. Add everything to a bag or a glass container, make sure the chicken is covered in the marinade, cover well, and put in the fridge until the cooking time. It will be great if you can marinate for at least 2 hours.




Heat a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a big skillet. Add the chicken with the marinade and cook for about 10 minutes on each side (time will also depend on how the chicken is cut or how big the pieces are. Chicken thighs are forgiving and will not dry out like chicken breast, but keep an eye on them.




Peel the sweet potatoes, wash with cold water and dry. Cut the round ends, and slice on their length. Cut the slices again into sticks, the more equal the size, the better. Add to a baking sheet, drizzle with just a tiny bit of olive oil, stir to coat them with the oil and arrange them so they are not crowded on the pan. Cook at 375F without touching for about 20 minutes, but it will depend on how thick the fries are (keep an eye on them so they don't burn). When they are ready take them out, stir with a spatula and let them on the pan until the rest of the food is ready. Salt just before serving (salt will turn them mushy during cooking).




Combine all the ingredients. Can be made in advance and kept in a glass jar, in the fridge.




Serve any way you like or makes sense for your family. Use cassava tortillas, pita bread, or any kind of flatbread you have. Read the post above for suggestions on what recipes to use. These can also be made in advance.


You can serve all these elements on a platter, or wrap them in pita bread or tortilla. Please check the post above for serving suggestions. The time for making pitas is not included in the total preparation time.

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  • Reply
    January 12, 2023 at 7:51 am

    It was absolutely delicious!! Thank you

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      January 12, 2023 at 8:59 am

      Thank you so much Shawnda! So happy you loved this meal, it’s one of my favorite too xx

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    August 29, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

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      August 30, 2021 at 1:40 am

      Thank you Helan, happy you liked this recipe. xx

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    June 11, 2021 at 8:09 am

    This is the best dish! Can’t wait to make it for a party sometime.

    • Reply
      June 11, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Erin, it looked beautiful in your picture on Instagram <3

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