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Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros

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These Greek chicken meatball gyros are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce and crunchy vegetables. They are a fun twist to traditional gyros and chicken souvlaki. 

Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros on a plate.

Greek cuisine is one of my favorite types of food because it’s so versatile and flavorful in any recipe!

Whether it be biting into juicy Greek chicken burgers, or slicing up some chicken souvlaki pizza, Greek food is always a crowd-pleaser. 

These Greek chicken meatball gyros are protein-packed and bursting with flavors like fresh dill, mint, and salty feta.

And because we’re using ground chicken, these will fill you up without weighing you down!

Trust me, these Greek chicken meatball gyros will become yet another delicious Greek meal your whole family will love.

Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros topped with tzatziki.

Ingredients for Greek chicken meatball gyros

For meatballs:

  • Ground chicken – Ground chicken is great because it is lean and full of protein, and will easily absorb all of the flavors from our herbs and spices.
  • Garlic – A classic addition that will add earthiness to the dish.
  • Feta – Feta cheese is a Greek brined white cheese made from sheep’s milk. It is crumbly and salty. 
  • Panko breadcrumbs – Panko breadcrumbs are dryer and crunchier than normal breadcrumbs.
  • Herbs – Fresh dill, mint, and parsley are traditionally bright and fresh flavors for our gyros.
  • Dried oregano – I do not suggest using fresh oregano here, dried works best.
  • Lemon zest – Lemon zest will give our gyros a burst of fresh citrus flavors.

For gyros:

  • Pita bread – Pita bread can be found easily in most major grocery stores either in the deli section or the bread aisle.
  • Vegetables – Red onion, mixed greens, and cucumber provide a crunchy texture and fresh flavor.
  • Tzatziki sauce This cool and creamy condiment is the perfect sauce for our Greek chicken meatball gyros.

Other proteins

The most traditional protein used in a meatball gyro is lamb, so feel free to use that if you’d like.

These Greek chicken meatball gyros are a lighter version of their traditional counterpart. 

Other ground meats like turkey and pork would also work well here in keeping the meatballs lighter. 

Make ahead

You can make these meatballs in advance and freeze them!

After baking, cool the meatballs to room temperature and pop them in the freezer while still on the baking sheet. This way, they will freeze individually and not stick together. 

Once frozen, pop the frozen meatballs into a freezer-safe storage zip-top bag, and they will stay in the freezer for up to 3 months!

To heat them up, thaw them out in your refrigerator a day before needing them, and then reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.

Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros wrapped in parchment paper.

More ground chicken recipes

These Greek chicken meatball gyros are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce and crunchy vegetables. They are a fun twist to traditional gyros and chicken souvlaki. 

Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros

Yield: 16 meatballs, 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Greek chicken meatball gyros are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce and crunchy vegetables. They are a fun twist to traditional gyros and chicken souvlaki. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pieces pita bread, lightly warmed
  • Thinly sliced red onion, for topping
  • Thinly sliced cucumber, for topping
  • Mixed greens, for topping
  • Tzatziki sauce, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add ground chicken, garlic, feta cheese, panko, parsley, dill, mint, lemon zest, oregano, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  3. Use your hands and mix together until fully combined.
  4. Shape the ground chicken into 16 same-sized meatballs and place onto the prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. They will feel firm to the touch and slightly browned when ready.
  6. Add 4 meatballs per pita and top with red onion, cucumber, mixed greens, and tzatziki sauce. You can also top with more feta if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 856mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 36g

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Morgan

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Does the nutrition include the pita, or just the 4 meatballs? Thanks!

Karen

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Since my husband HATES raw onions but loves cooked onions, I added them to the meatballs and it was a HUGE hit. Thank You for this recipe. I will be making it again....

Cathy

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Hi, I made these tonight and they were so delicious.

I added a cup of cooked quinoa instead of the breadcrumbs to make them gluten free. I used dried dill as I didn't have any fresh and I used a half size ice cream scoop to form the meatballs. This made it quicker and not so messy . I made a huge batch and am freezing them for anytime I get hungry

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