Greek Chicken Gyro with Rubies Sweet Red Onions

Bring the fabulous, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean region to your very own dinner table in just 15 minutes! These Greek chicken gyros are better than takeout, thanks to the unique sweetness of our RealSweet® Rubies® sweet red onions. Recipe and photography by Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club.

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¼ cup canola oil

¼ cup beer

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon dill

¼ teaspoon pepper

1.5 lb chicken tenderloins

4 pitas

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 roma tomato, sliced

½ small RealSweet® Rubies® sweet red onion, sliced

½ cup tzatziki sauce


1. Add chicken tenderloins to a zip-lock bag. Combine oil, beer, lemon juice, garlic, salt, dill, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken and seal. Refrigerate for 2 hours (or at least 30 minutes).

2. Place chicken onto a baking pan, discard marinade, and broil for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

3. Serve wrapped in pitas with lettuce, tomato, sweet red onion, and tzatziki sauce.

Visit the USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service website for tips on how to safely handle and cook chicken.

Prep Time

5 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cook Time

10-15 minutes