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Moroccan-spiced chicken breasts sliced and served gyro style with tons of vegetables and topped off with a zingy tahini sauce.

Moroccan Chicken Gyro is sitting on a countertop with a cutting board full of ingredients behind it.

These gyros are a favorite here at The Stay At Home Chef. This simple meal is full of flavor, but light and healthy and packed full of vegetables. While it has little to nothing to do with a traditional Greek Gyro, this tasty sandwich is inspired by Gyro sandwiches and the flavors of Morocco for a fusion combination that is sure to inspire!

How do you pronounce the word gyro?

You’ve probably heard it has “hee-row” or “jai-row” but the the correct way to say it is yee-row. Gyro = YEE-row.

What is tahini? Where do I find tahini in the grocery store?

Tahini is a ground sesame paste. It is often sold in a tin can and can usually be found near the other ground nut and seed mixtures like peanut butter.

What toppings are good on a gyro?

We recommend serving gyros with shredded purple or green cabbage, sliced bell pepper, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and roughly chopped cilantro.

What kind of bread is that? Where do I buy it?

The bread used for gyros is usually Pita bread. You can make your own pita bread, or it’s also widely available in most grocery stores in the US and Canada. Alternately, you can also look for any Arabic-style flatbread. 

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Moroccan Chicken Gyro is sitting on a countertop with a cutting board full of ingredients behind it.
Moroccan-spiced chicken breasts sliced and served gyro style with tons of vegetables and topped off with a zingy tahini sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients

Moroccan Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 lemons sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 pitas or Arabic flatbreads for serving

Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Instructions

Moroccan Chicken

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Lay half the lemon slices out to create a bed for the chicken. Place the chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Spread the mixture over the tops of the chicken breasts.
  • Lay the remaining lemon slices over the chicken. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Slice and serve hot or cold with tahini sauce and desired toppings.

Tahini Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
We recommend serving gyros with shredded purple or green cabbage, sliced bell pepper, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and roughly chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: Chicken Gyro
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