Gyro Bowl

Gyro Bowl

By: Mika
Date: April 27, 2021

Gyro bowl photo with 2 made bowls with all the ingredients and dill on the side

This Gyro Bowl is refreshing, nourishing, and filling – the perfect meal for anytime! This bowl is filled with delicious orzo, creamy tzatziki sauce and hummus, and lots of bright and tasty vegetables!  It’s gluten free, free of refined sugar, and can easily be made dairy free

 

Gyro Bowl Ingredients

Ingredients for Gyro bowl laid out and labeled with salt, pepper, oregano, hummus, tzatziki sauce, spinach, marinated chicken, orzo, red wine vinegar, olive oil, olives, cucumber, tomato, and red onion

 

How to make a Gyro Bowl:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Marinate Chicken!  Mix tzatziki sauce and half of the olive oil.  Place this mixture and chicken in a bowl or ziplock and let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.  Rotisserie chicken can also be used!
  3. Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (approximately 20 minutes).
  4. Make the orzo.  Cook as directed on the package, but add lemon juice to the boiling water.  Strain and run under cold water to cool down the orzo.
  5. Prep the vegetables.  While the chicken cooks, cut and dice the cucumber, onion, and tomatoes.  
  6. Pickle the vegetables.  Mix the remaining half of the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano in a medium bowl.  Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes to this mixture and stir.  Let sit until ready to use.
  7. Shred the chicken.  Remove the chicken from oven when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  Shred or chop the chicken.
  8. Put it all together.  Place the orzo in the bowl, spinach, olives, vegetables, hummus, chicken, and tzatziki sauce in a bowl and enjoy!  top with sun dried tomatoes if you’re feeling extra fancy!

Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  30 minutes 

How much does this make?  4 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and can be made dairy free by omitting the tzatziki sauce.

How many bowls should I plan for this meal? 1 pan for the chicken, 1 bowl for vegetables, 1 pot for the orzo, and bowls to eat from.

Will this keep?  1 week in the fridge

Is it freezer friendly?  The chicken is freezer friendly but not the other ingredients.

Is this good for meal prep?  This is awesome for meal prep!  The orzo, spinach, chicken, tzatziki sauce, and hummus can be stored together.  And, the pickled vegetables can be kept together.  When ready to eat, just throw them together and enjoy cold.  Try these meal prep containers!

How do I reheat this?  Enjoy cold or heat the chicken separately for 1 – 2 minutes.  As a note – chicken tends to dry out in the fridge and when reheated.  To keep moist, store the chicken with the tzatziki sauce and hummus.

Can I pack this for lunch? Yup!  Just keep it cold.

 

Substitution Options

All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Orzo: Any small pasta can be used, including your favorite gluten free pasta.  This can also be omitted.

Chicken:  Lamb, ground beef, or protein of choice can be used.  Any cut of chicken can be used or rotisserie chicken.  Meat can also be omitted for vegan or vegetarian.

Olive Oil:  Avocado oil can be used in place of olive oil. 

Cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onion:  These can all be swapped with your favorite veggies or omitted. 

Spinach:  Any leafy greens can be used with the exception of kale.

Hummus and Tzatziki Sauce:  Any store bought or homemade hummus (like this one by The Hungry Bites) or store bought Tzatziki sauce can be used, but we highly recommend our Creamy Tzatziki Sauce!  Or, plain regular or non-dairy Greek yogurt can be mixed with 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of pepper, and 1 tablespoon of oregano can be mixed together to use in place of the tzatziki sauce.

Red Wine Vinegar:  Any vinegar can be used.

Salt & Pepper and Oregano:  Sorry, no substitution for salt and pepper.  Dill or garlic powder can replace the oregano.

 

Fun Fact! 

Olives are in the drupe fruit family and come from an olive tree. They are different from most fruit because they contain a high fat content. In addition to being high in good fat, they are also a good source of Vitamin E, iron, copper, and calcium. Extra fun fact!  Can you guess what percent of olives in the Mediterranean are used to make olive oil? 90%!  (Source)

 



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Gyro Bowl

This Gyro Bowl is refreshing, nourishing, and filling - the perfect meal for anytime! This bowl is filled with delicious orzo, creamy tzatziki sauce and hummus, and lots of bright and tasty vegetables!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bowl, chicken, Gyro, healthy, lunch
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 635kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chicken breast Marinated and shredded
  • 2 Cups Orzo cooked
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Red onion diced
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato diced
  • 1/3 Cup Hummus
  • 1 Cucumber diced
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olives Diced or sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Marinate Chicken!  Mix tzatziki sauce and half of the olive oil.  Place this mixture and chicken in a bowl or ziplock and let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.  Rotisserie chicken can also be used!
  • Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (approximately 20 minutes).
  • Cook the orzo.  Cook as directed on the package, but add lemon juice to the boiling water.  Strain and run under cold water to cool down the orzo.
  • Prep the vegetables.  While the chicken cooks, cut and chop the cucumber, onion, and tomatoes.
  • Pickle the vegetables.  Mix the remaining half of the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano in a medium bowl.  Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes to this mixture and stir.  Let sit until ready to use.
  • Shred the chicken.  Remove the chicken from oven when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  Shred or chop the chicken.
  • Put it all together.  Place the orzo in the bowl, spinach, olives, vegetables, hummus, chicken, and tzatziki sauce in a bowl and enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
 
 
 
 
 
*Note: Additional substitution information can be found above in the substitution section of this post.

Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg
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