Gyro Chicken Tenders

Gyros usually refer to Greek dishes made on a rotisserie, hence the word gyro literally means turn. If you don’t have a home rotisserie system (you might… but I don’t. Yet, you can still enjoy some gyro-inspired chicken tenders, made extra delicious by the minty dill tzatziki. Eat with a salad for dinner, and toss it into a pita for a quick lunch tomorrow.

Gyro Chicken Tenders

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Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: Mediterranean / Middle Eastern
Protein: Poultry
Cut: Chicken Tenders
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 lbs ButcherBox Chicken Tenders


  • ½ c olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp mint minced
  • 1 Tbsp oregano minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 lemons juice
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  • 2 c Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ English cucumber seeded and small dice
  • 1 Tbsp mint finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dill finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  • Place chicken tenders and marinade ingredients in a resealable, leak-proof bag.  Marinate for 2 hours - overnight in refrigerator.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry chicken tenders with paper towels. Discard all excess marinade.
  • Preheat grill pan. Once pan is hot, add chicken tenders. Reduce heat to medium and sear chicken on both sides for 5 minutes per side, or until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F.


  • For the tzatziki, mix all ingredients together.  This can be made two days in advance to really let the flavors melt into each other.
  • Serve chicken tenders on a salad or pita with the minty, dill tzatziki!
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Emilie Abijanac

Emilie Abijanac is the Culinary Director for ButcherBox. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête.