This healthy chicken gyro bowl recipe with homemade tzatziki sauce is a perfect summer family meal! A delicious spaghetti squash bowl with gyro chicken, fresh vegetables and healthy tzatziki sauce make this easy meal prep recipe one to save! Delicious Recipe | Delicious Dinner Recipe | Healthy Dinner Recipe | Gyros | Chicken Gyros
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Chicken Gyro Bowl with Homemade Tzatziki

These healthy chicken gyro bowls with homemade tzatziki sauce are the perfect summer family meal! Delicious gyro chicken with fresh vegetables and homemade tzatziki sauce make this meal prep recipe one to save!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Chicken Gyro Bowls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 522kcal
Author Becca Ludlum

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash about 3 lbs.

Chicken:

  • 1 - 1.5 lbs. chicken thighs about 6 thighs, defrosted
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill

Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 red onion large
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half

Instructions

Instant Pot:

  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds in the middle. The smaller the knife the easier it will be cut the spaghetti squash.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the chicken. The chicken should be completely covered in olive oil and seasoning.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to sautÈ, then press the "adjust" button until the "more" light is selected under the display. When the Instant Pot is HOT sautÈ the chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Add 1 cup of water the Instant Pot insert and place the trivet on the bottom. Arrange the spaghetti squash on top of the trivet and place the chicken around the spaghetti squash.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure using the manual setting for 10 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Remove the chicken and spaghetti squash. Chop the chicken while the spaghetti squash cool (I placed my squash in the fridge). When the spaghetti squash is cool enough to handle use a fork to school out the "noodles" They should come right out.
  • Assemble your bowls by placing the spaghetti squash on the bottom and topping it with diced chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and Tzatziki sauce.

Oven and Stove Top:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seed. Place the squash cut side down on a baking pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the chicken. The chicken should be completely covered in olive oil and seasoning.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat on the stove. Brown the chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium and finish cooking the chicken for another 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove the chicken the heat and dice.
  • When the spaghetti squash is done cooking allow it to cool then scoop out the noodles.
  • Assemble your bowls by placing the spaghetti squash on the bottom and topping it with diced chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and Tzatziki sauce.

Slow cooker:

  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seed. Place the squash cut side down in the slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the chicken. The chicken should be completely covered in olive oil and seasoning.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat on the stove. Brown the chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes then transfer the chicken to slow cooker. Arrange the chicken around the spaghetti squash.
  • Add 1/2 cup water the slow cooker then cover the slow cooker with the lid. Cook on low heat for 4-6 hour or high heat for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the spaghetti squash and let cool before scooping out the noodles. Chop the chicken and assemble the bowls by placing the spaghetti squash on the bottom and topping it with diced chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and Tzatziki sauce.

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Notes

Recipe Totals Per Serving: 1 1/2 G, 1 R, 1tsp if using chicken thighs.

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 838mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg