Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros

Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 to 6 pita breads or flat breads


  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp dill
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, seeded, finely grated and drained
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped mint
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • A drizzle of olive oil (1 tsp)


  • 3 roma tomatoes , deseeded and diced
  • 2 english cucumbers , diced
  • 1/2 red onion , peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamat olives
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Tbs lemon juice


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag, and massage to combine.
  2. Add chicken to the bag, and make sure each piece is covered in marinade.
  3. Let marinade for minimum 2 hours, preferably 8-10.

Make the Tzatziki

  1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise.
  2. Scrape out the seeds, and then finely chop or grate the remaining cucumber.
  3. Wrap it in a paper towel or cheesecloth, and squeeze out liquid.
  4. Place in bowl, and add remaining ingredients and combine.
  5. Taste, adjust salt and pepper to preference.
  6. Cover in place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to give flavors a chance to combine


  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

Cook Chicken
Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Add 1 Tbs olive oil to the bottom of a 6 qt or larger Instant Pot.
  2. Choose the Saute Function.
  3. Once hot, sear the chicken on both sides, in small batches, do not crowd the pot. Set the browned chicken on a platter.
  4. When all the chicken is browned, add 1 cup chicken broth, and any of the remaining marinade to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Place the trivet into the pot and add the browned chicken to the pot, along with any juices that have collected on the platter.
  6. Put lid onto the pot and lock lid in place.
  7. Select High Pressure and 8 minutes cook time. (It will take about 10 minutes to reach high pressure.)
  8. After 8 minutes cook time, turn off pressure cooker and let pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick pressure release remaining pressure.

Stove-Top Instructions for Chicken

  1. On the stove-top over medium-high heat, heat a large skillet.
  2. Add 1 Tbs Olive oil to skillet,
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, and add chicken to skillet.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked (internal temp 1165 degrees) and golden brown.

Assemble Gyros

  1. Layer pita bread or flatbread with cooked chicken, add tzatziki and salad to preference, and wrap half in foil to hold it all together so it is easier to eat.

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