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Greek Chicken Gyros recipe

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Recipe Variation: Mediterranean Chicken Wraps with Homemade Hummus


For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Hummus:

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed for consistency)

For Assembling:

  • 6 large whole wheat wraps or tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • Kalamata olives, sliced (optional)


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a bowl or Ziploc bag, combine chicken tenderloins, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare the Hummus:
    • In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. If needed, add water gradually to achieve desired consistency. Adjust seasoning to taste. Transfer hummus to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cook the Chicken:
    • Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the marinated chicken tenderloins for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until fully cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F). Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
  4. Assemble the Wraps:
    • Warm the wraps or tortillas briefly in a dry skillet or microwave.
    • Spread a generous layer of hummus over each wrap.
    • Layer with shredded romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion slices, and sliced grilled chicken strips.
    • If desired, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and add sliced Kalamata olives.
  5. Roll and Serve:
    • Roll up each wrap tightly, folding in the sides as you go to secure the filling.
    • Slice each wrap in half diagonally.
    • Serve immediately, with additional hummus on the side for dipping if desired.

Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: Approximately 450 kcal per wrap
Servings: 6 wraps

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