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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

These slow cooker Greek gyros are loaded with flavor. Made with juicy chicken, delicious toppings and served in a soft and fluffy pita bread.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken Gyros, Greek Chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 red onion, sliced (plus additional for serving, if desired)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper (to taste)
  • For serving: pita bread or rice or salad; Tzatziki sauce; feta cheese; sliced red onion; sliced olives; sliced tomatoes; lettuce; sliced cucumber
  1. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Drizzle with olive oil. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Add oregano, basil, thyme, and garlic to the bag. Seal the bag, toss to coat the chicken. You can let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (or overnight), or you can just use it right away.
  2. Place onion and carrots in the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with chicken and herbs from the bag. Squeeze lemon juice over top.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours, or on HIGH for about 2-3 hours. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Chop chicken or shred with a fork before serving.

  4. Pile the chicken on top of pita bread, rice, or salad. Garnish with Tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, olives, and fresh veggies.
Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the recipe)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 1153mg33%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 10410IU208%
Vitamin C 25.7mg31%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.