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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki is a combination of seasoned chicken, tender vegetables and a classic cool cucumber sauce. It’s a  Mediterranean classic made easier with the help of a crock pot.  Wrap the contents in pillow like flat bread for a mouth watering meal any day of the week. It’s so light and delicious and exploding with Greek flavor. This will become a favorite way to make your next gyro.

Turn this quick meal into a Greek festivity by serving it along side one of these amazing salads. Greek Broccoli Pasta Salad, Greek Spinach Pasta Salad or Greek Salad with the BEST dressing. And don’t forget the Pita Chips and Hummus!
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki seasoned chicken, tender vegetables and a classic cool cucumber sauce wrapped in a flat bread.

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

Slow Cookers are a busy household’s life saver. Throw the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and poof! Dinner is ready in the evening. These Greek Chicken Gyros are no exception. Super simple and quick to come together, you’ll love being able to have that fresh Greek flavor so easy to do.

Tender heart healthy chicken is seasoned just right and combined with veggies and a light yogurt tzatziki sauce wrapped in a warm soft flatbread. It’s actually good for you so go ahead and indulge.  Packed with flavor, the creamy tzatziki adds a touch of coolness and tang to the rich Greek spices and flavors of the chicken and vegetables. It’s a match made perfect and effortless with the help of your slow cooker. Have it again and again.

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts: Use skinless boneless chicken breasts and slice them evenly.
  • Onion: Yellow or white onions work well.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic has an intense flavor.
  • Oregano: Use dried oregano.
  • Salt & Pepper: to taste
  • Olive Oil: Helps add flavor
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Besides giving the chicken flavor the vinegar helps to tenderize the meat.
  • Lemon Juice: Also is a tenderizer for the chicken and gives it nice zing.
  • Water: Helps keep the chicken moist and juicy.

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients:

  • Greek Yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is the one to use, do not use flavored.
  • Cucumber: Skin the cucumber before grating.
  • Garlic: Fresh Garlic is best
  • White Wine Vinegar: Adds the nice zing without causing the sauce to turn color.
  • Dried Dill: Important spice for tzatziki, use dried dill weed.
  • Oregano: Classic staple spice in Greek cooking.
  • Salt & Pepper: Add to taste
  • Lemon: Balances the vinegar
  • Olive Oil: Helps bind the ingredients together and make it creamy.

How to Make Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

  1. Slow Cooker:  Grease the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the chicken. In a bowl combine the onion, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil red wine vinegar, lemon juice and water till nice and combined. Pour over the chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6.
  2. Sauce: In a medium bowl combine the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, dill, oregano, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Stir until combined. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and refrigerate for 30 min. to let the flavors blend.
  3. Serve: Place warm chicken with desired veggies on a warm flat bread. Pour dressing over the top and enjoy.


Chicken in a slow cooker with peppers and onions.


Tips For the Perfect Gyro and Tzatziki

  • Cucumber: You can use either regular or English cucumbers. Be sure to peel and seed your cucumber before grating. Once gated drain the cucumber get rid of any excess water. You can place in a cloth and squeeze or place in a strainer and lightly press the liquid out.
  • Smooth: For a smoother texture to your Tzatziki sauce place your cucumber in a food processor and pulse about 10-15 times.
  • Variations: You can skip the pita and serve on a bed of chopped lettuce for a nice Chicken Gyro Salad or serve over rice or quinoa or lentils for a Grain Gyro Bowl
  • Store: Leftover chicken will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days and in the freezer for 3 months.

Add ins for a Scrumptious Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki

Greek Gyros are so nice because everyone can customize their own, however I suggest at least trying it with feta and kalamata olives for that authentic flavor. Here are some other suggestions.

  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Sliced Peppers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Warm Flat Bread (not Pita Pocket Bread)
  • Avacado
  • Chickpeas


Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki seasoned chicken, tender vegetables and a classic cool cucumber sauce wrapped in a flat bread

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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

4.75 from 4 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Easy to make chicken gyros that only take minutes to throw into the slow cooker! They are light and delicious and packed with delicious flavor!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Tzatziki Sauce:

Options for serving:


  • Spay a slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the chicken to the slow cooker. In a small bowl combine onion, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and water. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6.
  • To make the sauce: In a medium bowl combine greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, dried dill week, dried oregano. Salt and pepper to taste and add lemon juice and drizzle olive oil on top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  • Prepare chicken on warm greek pita bread with desired veggies and sauce on top.


Calories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 59gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 596mgPotassium: 1122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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    1. Cut the chicken before! Just make sure that it is sliced in similar sizes so that it cooks evenly.

    1. It is best to have it thawed before cooking in the slow cooker. If they are frozen, it will take longer.

  1. 5 stars
    These were so good! My fiancé ate 3 in one sitting! I used chicken stock instead of water for more flavor and it was perfect! Definitely on the dinner rotation for easy summer dinners!

  2. Can you use chicken thighs? I don’t tend to like breasts in the crock as they are always dried out.

  3. 5 stars
    Very easy and delicious. I didn’t slice the chicken until it was cooked then I put it back in the cooking liquid to absorb the flavor. I saved the amazing cooking liquid to cook potatoes in it. Very scrumptious.

  4. 4 stars
    Loved it and SO easy. I cooked my chicken on low for 5 hours and the chicken still dried out but I suspect my slow cooker is to blame so you just have to know your equipment really well. I still loved it because the tzatziki sauce was excellent. I didn’t have white wine vinegar (my bad) so I used rice vinegar and it was still good! We also used store bought garlic roasted naan bread. I can’t wait to have it again.

  5. 5 stars
    Making these for the second time tonight, and I’ve been eager to eat them all week! The homemade tzatziki is so fresh and delicious. Can’t forget to top with feta cheese!