Smoked Chicken Gyro’s on the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe topped with Tzatziki sauce is a light delicious meal for the whole family. It delivers a delicious touch of Greek flavor along with a light touch of smoke. Your family will surely be requesting these smoked chicken gyro’s to be added to the recipe list for future cooks!

Smoked Chicken Gyro’s Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts (Otto’s is preferred around here)
  • 1 – Cucumber
  • 1 – Red Onion
  • 1 Package – Pocketed Pita Bread (we prefer the multigrain)
  • 1 Bottle – Tzatziki Sauce (this homemade Tzatziki sauce is preferred if you have the time)

How to Prepare Smoked Chicken Gyro’s

Start out by placing the chicken in a freezer bag or bowl and add half the bottle of Tzatziki sauce. Mix together until all sides of the chicken are coated and place in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours to marinate.

While the chicken is marinating int he Tzatziki sauce slice up the cucumber and cut the slices into halves. Slice up about a quarter of the red onion and set aside.

How to Setup the Big Green Egg (Or Kamado Joe) for Chicken Gyro’s

Fire up the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe and get it dialed in right around 350-0375 degrees. This is a indirect cook so insert the plate setter / conv”egg”tor with the feet facing upward and the grate on top.

This method is cooking the chicken at a slower temperature to get a little smoke flavor added but it is just as good direct. If you are cooking the chicken direct remove the plate setter / conv”egg”tor.

How to Cook Smoked Chicken Gyro’s

Place the chicken on the BGE or Kamado Joe and cook until the internal temperature is about 140-145 degrees.

Once the chicken hits 140-145 degrees flip it over to continue cooking.

Once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees it is done and ready to be pulled.

Once the smoked chicken is pulled from the BGE or Kamado Joe simply chop it up into cubes as shown above.

From here it is time to complete this deliciously Smoked Chicken Gyro. Place an even layer of chicken in the Pita Pocket followed by a couple cucumbers and red onions.

Don’t forget to add some Tzatziki sauce on the top, and enjoy!

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Smoked Chicken Gyro's with Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Smoked Chicken Gyro’s on the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe topped with Tzatziki sauce is a light delicious meal for the whole family. It delivers a delicious touch of Greek flavor along with a light touch of smoke. Your family will surely be requesting these smoked chicken gyro’s to be added to the recipe list for future cooks!

Ingredients

  • 2 - Chicken Breasts
  • 1 - Cucumber
  • 1/4 - Red Onion
  • 1 Package - Pocketed Pita Bread
  • 1 Bottle - Tzatziki Sauce (Homemade is preferred)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breast into a bowl or freezer bag along with 1/2 the bottle of Tzatziki sauce. Mix until all sides of the chicken coated and marinate int he fridge for up to 4 hours.
  2. Cut the cucumber into slices and then halve them. Cut the red onion into quarters and then slice them.
  3. Fire up the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe and get it dialed into 350-375 degrees for an indirect cook (450-500 for a direct cook).
  4. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165-170 degrees.
  5. Pull the chicken and cube them for the pita pocketed bread.
  6. Place an even level of chicken in the botton of the pita brea followed by a couple cucumbers and sliced onions.
  7. Top with a thin layer of Tzatziki sauce and enjoy!

Notes

If you have extra time on your hands try to make this homemade Tzatziki sauce which will deliver some extra fresh flavor!

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I have a bachelor's degree in construction engineering. When I’m not constructing or remodeling X-Ray Rooms, Cardiovascular Labs, and Pharmacies...I’m at home with my wife, two daughters and a dog. Outside of family, I love grilling and barbequing on my Big Green Egg and working on projects around the house.

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