Effortless Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros: Flavor with Ease

Last updated on June 28, 2024

Juicy slow-cooked chicken nestled in pita bread, topped with fresh veggies and tangy tzatziki sauce—meet the ultimate Greek Gyro feast made effortlessly in your slow cooker.

Say hello to the recipe that will transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked streets of Athens while your slow cooker does all the work! We’re diving into an epic journey of flavor with these Greek Chicken Gyros, so get ready for some zesty, tangy, and altogether mouthwatering moments. Dust off that slow cooker, because these gyros are about to give bland dinners a serious kick to the curb!

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros

slow cooker greek chicken gyros

Experience the delight of Greek cuisine with these juicy slow cooker chicken gyros. Bursting with Mediterranean flavors, this dish is perfect for a relaxed meal or entertaining friends. Just set it, forget it, and enjoy a feast fit for the gods.

  • Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Cuisine Type: Greek


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 8 small pita breads
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
  2. Add minced garlic, thinly sliced red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Mix everything well to ensure the chicken is fully coated with the seasoning.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until the chicken is tender and easily shredded with a fork.
  5. Once cooked, shred the chicken directly in the slow cooker; it will absorb the flavorful juices.
  6. Warm the pita breads briefly in a pan or oven.
  7. Serve the shredded chicken on warm pita breads topped with cucumber slices, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped parsley.
  8. Dollop with Greek yogurt for a creamy finish.
  9. Wrap the gyros and enjoy!


  • Alternative Ingredients: Substitute chicken thighs with boneless, skinless chicken breasts if desired.
  • Garnishing Options: Consider adding sliced olives or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for extra zest.
  • Cooking Tips: For a crispier texture, sear the chicken thighs in a hot pan before placing them in the slow cooker.

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