Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros

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. 

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. 

I’ve said this before and I’m gonna say it again – I LOVE ground chicken! It’s so delicious, cheaper than ground turkey and the perfect protein to pack full of flavor. Usually, I make burgers with ground chicken but today I turned them into meatballs and piled them high on pita bread and topped them with tons of crunchy veggies and creamy tzatziki sauce.

So. Much. Freshness.

So. Much. Joy.

Seriously, make these babies! If you’re not a big fan of pita bread I have it on good authority that these meatballs also taste amazing on salad.

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. 

The thing I love the most about these Greek chicken meatball gyros is that they are packed with so many different fresh herbs, a touch of lemon and handful of salty feta cheese. It’s the perfect flavor combination.

PLUS it’s such a good way to use up all those herbs just hanging out in the back of your fridge. Why do they sell parsley in such large bunches?! It’s so hard to use it all before it starts to wilt and look sad. Although, pro tip for these meatballs – use the stems! Unless your parsley (same goes for cilantro!) stems are super woody and huge I always chop them up with the leaves. The stems are full of flavor and they don’t need to be tossed away. AND no one will even see the stems since they will be hidden inside the meatballs.

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. 

I also baked my meatballs instead of frying because I think it’s easier and WAY less messy. There is nothing fun about cleaning grease off a stove.

Am I right?

{Looking for even more ways to use ground chicken? Try my chicken Parmesan stuffed zucchini boats, cranberry pesto chicken burgers, Thai ground chicken lettuce cups, apple butter onion chicken burgers, chicken tandoori burger, Thai chicken burger, baked southwestern chicken eggrolls or my mini chicken Parmesan meatball subs.}

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Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros

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. 

Yield: 16 meatballs, 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

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
  • Thinly sliced red onion, for topping
  • Thinly sliced cucumber, for topping
  • Mixed greens, for topping
  • Tzatziki sauce, for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.

In a large bowl add ground chicken, garlic, feta cheese, panko, parsley, dill, mint, lemon zest, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper. Use your hands and mix together until fully combined.

Shape the ground chicken into 16 same sized meatballs and place onto the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. They will feel firm to the touch and slightly browned when ready.

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.

9 Responses to “Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros”

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    Amanda — February 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    I seriously can’t stop looking at these gorgeous photos!!

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    Jen — February 28, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Yum!! These look amazing! Love the tips about using up fresh herbs too. So smart to use the stems!

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    Sabrina — February 28, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Your photos have me drooling! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Abeer — February 28, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I love all these veggies!

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    Catalina — February 28, 2018 at 9:12 am

    My husband will love this gyros!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — February 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    That looks positively mouthwatering!

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    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity — March 4, 2018 at 1:12 am

    This is such a great recipe to try this weekend!

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    Rachel — March 9, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Delicious! My family loved it

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    Laura R — August 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Here I am, with ground chicken in the freezer, wanting those Chicken Souvlaki burgers you make but not wanting to fry them. And of course, you made a meatball version for the oven and SAVED me! I mean rolling them all out might be more time consuming or whatever, but still.

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