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Seasoned Chicken Gyros

chicken gryos

This year, I am going to be trying to come up with healthy lunch ideas.  I noticed that although nearly all of our dinners are relatively healthy, lunch is very hard for me.  I typically do not menu plan lunch as best as I should, because typically I just grab something on hand or eat leftovers.

Throughout the past year, I have had several close blood sugar calls and found out that I needed more protein during the day not just at dinner time.  In saying that, I decided it was time to take control over my lunch time.

This is one of my first lunch post that I’ll be doing; however, these meals can also be a dinner recipe too.  I have to admit this was a huge success, likely one of my favorite sandwiches.  This is my version of a healthy gyro; although, many may just call it a wrap or flat bread sandwich.

To make the chicken, I put 2 chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours.  Once the chicken breast was full cooked, I shredded it and took it off the bone.  This sandwich can be made with any chicken and is good to use with leftover chicken as well.

The bread that I used is Flat Out Fold It’s.  I found this bread at my local Walmart and was unable to find it at my regular grocery store.

Let’s get on to this delicious recipe!

chicken gyros

Nutritional Information:

This is based on the recipe serving 6 and assuming that you eat 1 serving.
Calories 187; Carbs 16g; Fat 3g; Protein 23g
Please note these are rough estimates using Myfitnesspal.com.

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  1. I love gyros! Your’s look amazing :)

  2. you have some great recipes this one looks great!

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  3. When I have done chicken breasts in the slow cooker, I always get a really dry product. Do you have any tips or are you just putting seasoned chicken in and thats it??

    • For this one, I just put the chicken with the seasoning in and there was enough juices and water from the chicken breast to keep it moist. Typically when I do chicken like this I will check it after a few hours and if it’s looking dry, I add in about a cup of chicken broth or stock. If you have trouble with it coming out dry each time, I would just add 1/2cup to 1 cup of chicken broth or stock from the beginning next time.

  4. I was thinking the exact same thing, Stacy! I don’t like the texture of chicken cooked in the crock pot. I’m always looking for a way to cook it in the crock pot and make it taste like roasted.

    • I typically will add in chicken broth or stock if the chicken starts to look dry or if I have trouble with the chicken becoming dry. In this case, I didn’t have any trouble with it, I just put it in with the spices and let it cook. It had enough juice and water in it to keep it moist. I also used it on these sandwiches for about a week and had a lot of the dip mixture on them too so I didn’t notice it being dry. I would go ahead and add the broth or stock from the beginning of the cook time to see if that helps to keep your chicken moist.

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