Easy Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros (Whole30 Paleo Keto) – simple, flavorful Greek chicken cooked in the Instant Pot and excellent for meal prep! This versatile recipe is perfect for Whole30, Paleo, and Keto plans.
Happy 2019, Friends! I hope your Holidays were filled with lots of family time, laughs, and good food! I know I did my fair share of indulging these last few weeks, and I’m ready to reset!
As I’ve done the past two years, I am starting off January and the new year with a round of Whole30. For me, repeating the process is simply a reminder of the principles I want to live by. Although I don’t need Whole30 at this point to tell me which foods I’m sensitive to, I still feel that the process is beneficial and is a way to refocus my efforts toward living a clean eating lifestyle.
One major lesson I’ve learned through multiple rounds of Whole3 is to keep my meals simple and full of the things I enjoy. For example, I’ve stopped trying to force lettuce based salads on myself and I tend to stick to a few recipes that are family favorites rather than trying lots of complicated new meals.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is a good example of an old stand-by recipe that I make over and over again, whether on a round of Whole30 or not. I use it for all kinds of meals, but mainly for chicken salad lunches because I never tire of chicken salad for lunch! It’s easy and nutritious and versatile. Because I also love Greek flavors, I created this version of chicken in the Instant Pot that is super flavorful, simple to make, and also perfect for meal prep lunches.
Similar to souvlaki, Greek Chicken Gyros are full of big flavors from the garlic, lemon, and onion. And to really take the flavor to another level, I’ve included my recipe for a Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce. This will be my new go-to lunch for sure!
These Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros can be used in several ways, but I love to build bowls with my favorite Greek salad ingredients (minus the lettuce!) and a Whole30 compliant Tzatziki sauce. If limiting carbs is not a concern, feel free to pile it all into some soft pita bread and enjoy!
How to Make Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros
Place a whole sliced onion in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Add your liquids – a combination of chicken broth, avocado oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic.
Add chicken breasts to the pot and sprinkle generously with Lemon Pepper seasoning. Note: if doing Whole30, use this brand or be sure to check the ingredient list. Many bottled seasoning blends contain added sugar and/or MSG.
When cooking time is complete, I like to remove the chicken and reduce the liquid by simmering it on the Saute mode. Then I add the chicken back to the sauce/onion mixture and add more salt and/or Lemon Pepper if desired.
To make the Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
Variations on Whole30 Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros
Assemble Meal Prep bowls with your favorite Greek salad toppings such as cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, green pepper, and greens.
Eat over cauliflower rice with Greek salad toppings.
For non-Whole30/Paleo, add chicken, toppings, and feta cheese to warmed pita bread for a traditional gyro sandwich.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used in place of the chicken breasts.
Layer the Whole30 tzatziki, veggies, and chicken in a mason jar for a make ahead Greek salad mason jar lunch.
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Easy Instant Pot Greek Chicken Gyros (Whole30 Paleo Keto)
- Add sliced onions to the pot. Combine avocado oil, lemon juice, broth, and garlic and pour over the onions. Place chicken breasts on top and sprinkle generously with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Lemon Pepper seasoning.
- Seal lid and cook under Manual pressure for 15 minutes. When cycle is complete, let pressure release naturally (about 10 minutes.)
- Remove chicken and set aside. Set the pot to saute and simmer the liquid until reduced by half.
- Chop or shred the chicken and return to the pot. Stir in remaining lemon pepper seasoning.. Serve chicken with favorite toppings such as tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olives, and tzatziki sauce.
For the Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce
- Combine all the ingredients except cucmbers in a small bowl. Whisk well. Stir in the cucumbers and keep covered in the refrigerator.