Greek Chicken Gyro with RealSweet Rubies

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 of canola oil
  • ¼ cup of beer
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of dill
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • 1½ lbs of chicken tenderloins
  • 4 pitas
  • 1 cup of 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 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (73.8°C).

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.

If you like this recipe, try our Thai Peanut Chicken and Vidalia Onion Skewers!

Prep Time

5 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cook Time

10-15 minutes