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Air Fryer Chicken Gyro Recipe
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Air Fryer Chicken Gyro Recipe

The best chicken gyro recipe ever. Using the rotisserie feature of your air fryer oven, boneless chicken thighs are marinated with Greek yoghurt, lemon, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and oregano then rotated until perfectly cooked.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 627kcal


  • 1 Kg Chicken Thighs Boneless Skinless
  • Pitta Bread
  • 1 Large Tomato diced
  • 1 Medium Cucumber diced
  • Shredded Lettuce optional

Greek Gyro Marinade

Tzatziki Sauce

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place your marinade ingredients into a Ziploc bag with your chicken thighs and give them a good mix. Load the Ziploc into a bowl and then place in the fridge overnight.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • The next day remove the bowl from the fridge and get rid of the Ziploc bag. Using the attachment for the rotisserie load the chicken onto it and then push it down to fit in as much as you can.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • Then secure the rotisserie into place and air fry for 30 minutes at 180c/360f, followed by a further 30 minutes at 160c/320f.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • Whilst the air fryer is rotating make your tzatziki sauce by mixing some of the cucumber you have diced with the rest of the tzatziki sauce ingredients. Then test and if too garlicky balance it out with a little more lemon juice and Greek yoghurt.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • Also load the rest of the cucumber into a bowl, another with tomato and then get out anything else you plan to serve with it.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • When the chicken thigh gyros are cooked allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • Then remove from the rotisserie and it will be like a big log of chicken pieces and then slice them lengthways into chunks that resemble chicken kebabs you have purchased.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?
  • Once fully sliced you will have a big collection of gyro chicken meat that you can then make a gyro bowl with or load into pitta breads with your cucumber, tomato, and sauce.
    How To Make Gyros In Air Fryer?


Swaps. You can swap the balsamic, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil for the same quantity in Greek olive oil dressing.
Air Fryers. Note that we used our Tower air fryer oven because it has a rotisserie feature.
Thanks for reading our chicken gyros in air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to convert more recipes to the air fryer, do check out our air fryer sheet pan dinners.


Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 760mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg
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