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Chicken Gyros - Quick & Easy

Fatima Sadal - Chef on Rhine
Packed with Greek flavour, this quick recipe for healthy, home-made chicken gyros features boneless chicken thigh meat, lemon, paprika, thyme, coriander seeds and olive oil as key ingredients.
5 from 3 votes
Servings 4


  • 1 kg chicken thigh meat boneless
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice extra


  • Coarsely grind the coriander seeds, chili flakes and dried thyme in a pestle and mortar.
  • Add the paprika powder, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and olive oil.
  • Marinade chicken with the prepared spice mixture and minced garlic for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a skillet until piping hot.
  • Add some chicken and fry until done. DO NOT crowd the pan! Cook in small batches instead!
  • Once the entire meat is cooked, add the extra lemon juice.
  • Serve with Tzaziki, some salad and fresh pita bread.