Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Most people don’t think of slow cooker meals as a summer thing, but there are plenty of great, summery recipes for the slow cooker. This one is particularly good – fresh lemon juices and herbs make up the marinade for the chicken. Pair the cooked chicken with fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and cool tzatziki sauce for a great summer meal.

This also freezes well – before or after cooking – making it a great option to stock the freezer during the warm months!


Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros
(from Six Sisters’ Stuff)
Serves 4

1 lb. chicken breasts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 onion, diced
1/4 c. water
1 T. olive oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 t. oregano
1/4 t. allspice
1 t. lemon pepper
Tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and pitas, for serving

Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Shred and serve in pitas with tzatziki sauce and sliced tomatoes.

7 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

  1. I love using my slow cooker in the summer because it doesn’t heat the house like the oven! I’ve never thought of making gyros in my Crockpot. Can’t wait to try these for dinner soon.

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  3. I’ve never heard of Tzatziki sauce. Where can I find this? Recipe sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  4. Tried the chicken gyros over the weekend and my family loved it.I would definitely make them again. This recipe is going into my recipe box.

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