So the title of this post is a bit of a mouthful but honestly, you won’t be thinking about that when you eat up these chicken gyros with dairy free tzatziki sauce! This is hands down one of my favorite recipes. There is a place down the road that I love to door dash in the middle of the night that has AMAZING chicken gyros. This recipe though might beat it. Same amazing gyro and tzatziki flavor, but this recipe makes it gluten free and dairy free.
Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce
Chicken gyros are one of my all time favorite foods. I just love the flavors! However, whenever we go out we usually don’t wind up getting them because it’s never gluten free or dairy free in store. At home though, they are just as amazing with this easy recipe.
Tzatziki sauce is one of the best things there is. It goes so well with everything, is healthy, and umm have I mentioned is delicious? Traditionally, tzatziki sauce is made with yogurt, but in my recipe we use coconut milk. This worked better than I even thought it would. The result is definitely a sauce and not a thick dip like yogurt might give you. It is perfect for dipping veggies, though, and even more perfect for drowning your salads and gyros in.
One can of full fat coconut milk, preferably the Thai Kitchen brand, which is my new obsession, a cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. That’s all it takes. It is so rich, creamy, and easy to make (be right back- drooling). I used my blender to blend it all together getting it really well combined and breaking up the cucumber very easily.
Easy Chicken Gyros
The chicken part of this meal could not be more easy. Only 4 spices and you have a delicious aromatic and flavor packed chicken. I used seasoned salt, chili powder, cumin, and dried parsley flakes.
Cook your chicken pieces with olive oil and these spices up in a pan until they are done through. I like to cut my chicken bite size first to really get that seasoning all over as well as help it cook faster and easier.
Gluten Free Gyro Lettuce Wraps
You can definitely use this recipe in some soft and chewy pita bread instead of lettuce wraps. But, if you are gluten free like we are, lettuce wraps or even all together in a lettuce bowl works super well instead.
We like to use either romaine lettuce for these or some butter lettuce works too. Whatever you have available or whatever you like better.
To top your chicken gyros, we love things like red onions, tomatoes, olives, fresh green peppers, avocados, and of course your dairy free tzatziki sauce you just made!
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If you love this recipe, be sure to check out these drool worthy recipes too:
- Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos – Dairy free and Gluten free
- Asian Chicken Tacos
- Creamy Cilantro Sauce – Dairy free
- Roasted Veggie Bacon Pasta Salad – Dairy free and Gluten free
- Gyro Chicken:
- 2-3 Chicken Breasts (cut to be bite size)
- 1 Tbsp Seasoned Salt
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Parsley Flakes
- DF Tzatziki Sauce:
- 1 can Coconut Milk (Thai Kitchen brand is best)
- 1 Cucumber
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp Parsley Flakes
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Other Topping Ideas:
- Red Onions
- Black Olives
- In a large frying pan or cast iron skillet cook up your cut up chicken breasts with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the spices over medium heat until cooked through.
- In a blender combine the sauce ingredients all together, adding as much salt and pepper as you like at the end.
- Assemble your chicken gyros either in the traditional pita bread or in a piece of romaine or butter lettuce, or as a salad in a bowl tossed all together.
- Drizzle the tzatziki sauce over the top and gobble up 🙂
The tzatziki sauce will keep in the fridge in a jar for about a week. Use on salads or to dip veggies into!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 431Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1204mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g