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Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 T. bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. frozen diced onion
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 t. oregano
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. commercial Tzatziki Sauce with no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 8 whole wheat greek pita bread pocketless pita (with no high fructose corn syrup)
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1/4 c. fresh dill chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. To freeze, combine first 9 ingredients (chicken through pepper) in a large zip top plastic bag. Label and freeze.
  2. To cook after freezing, remove frozen meal from bag and place directly in slow cooker (no thawing needed!). Cook on low 8 hours or on high 6 hours. Shred chicken. Serve in warmed pitas with Tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Top with chopped fresh dill, if desired.
  3. To cook immediately, combine first 9 ingredients in a slow cooker (chicken through pepper). Stir well. Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours. Shred chicken. Serve in warmed pitas, topped with Tzatziki, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Top with chopped fresh dill, if desired. 8 servings.