Easy Chicken Gyros Taco Bowls

Precooked and shredded chicken makes a quick and easy filling for this fresh-tasting version of the classic take-out sandwich.
Prep 40 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cucumber Salsa

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Chicken Filling and Bowls

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 3/4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Squeeze shredded cucumber with hands to remove excess water. In small bowl, mix all Tzatziki Sauce ingredients.
  3. In another medium bowl, toss Cucumber Salsa ingredients.
  4. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over low heat. Add garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant but not browned. Remove 2 tablespoons of the flavored oil; set aside. Add chicken; toss to coat. Increase heat to medium; cook about 3 minutes or until chicken is heated through.
  5. Brush insides of bowls with reserved flavored oil. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden and warmed.
  6. Spoon chicken filling evenly in warmed bowls. Top with cucumber salsa and tzatziki sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Feta cheese and/or chopped kalamata olives make nice additional toppings.
  • Leftover shredded turkey is a nice substitute for the chicken.


  • 1 Bowl Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 140);  Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 3g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 40mg;  Sodium 350mg;  Potassium 230mg;  Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 17g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  2 Lean Meat;  2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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