Who says tacos have to have ground beef and salsa on them? These Greek Tacos are packed with tender chicken and are topped with zesty tzatziki sauce and fresh, crunchy veggies. These tacos are out of this world! And the best part is that they’re not hard to make! Switch up your taco game and try these today!

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I love a good taco, but I love to switch up my tacos with fun fusion flavors. Like these Greek Tacos loaded with chicken and veggies.

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Greek Tacos

If you love Greek and Mediterranean flavors, then you’ll really love these tacos. They start with tender, seasoned chicken that’s marinated and grilled to perfection. Then, stuff the diced chicken into crispy tacos and top them with creamy tzatziki, juicy tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and of course, cucumbers. Each bite is like a taste of the Mediterranean!

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These Greek chicken tacos are fun to share with friends and family. Whenever I set a platter of these out, they expect ho-hum tacos filled with the same old ingredients. Imagine their surprise when they find these fresh and flavorful Mediterranean tacos instead!

Easy, delicious, and different, give these Greek chicken tacos a try – I’m sure you’ll love them!

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Why I love this recipe

  • Prep just about everything ahead of time. I can marinate and even grill the chicken in advance, and I can make the tzatziki and chop the toppings so it’s all ready to assemble and eat.
  • You can turn this meal into a DIY taco bar. Just put out the fillings and let your guests assemble their own Greek Tacos just how they like them.
  • These tacos are a lighter, fresher tasting alternative to traditional tacos. 
ingredients to make Greek Tacos

Gather these ingredients

Make the chicken:

  • Chicken tenders – You’ll need about 2 pounds.
  • Chicken rub – Use your favorite brand.
  • Lemon – Zest and juice from 1 lemon.
  • Fresh oregano – Chopped.
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
how to make tzatziki sauce

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • Greek yogurt – Use plain, unflavored yogurt.
  • Cucumbers – You’ll need 2 large cucumbers, peeled and grated.
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Salt

Assemble the Tacos:

  • Tomatoes – Thinly sliced.
  • Cucumber – Thinly sliced.
  • Red onion – Thinly sliced.
  • Flour tortillas – Look for 6-inch tortillas.
  • Fresh parsley and mint – Finely chopped.
  • Lime and lemon wedges
how to make Greek tacos

How to make the best Greek Tacos

  1. Rinse the chicken with cold water and pat it dry. Add the tenders to a gallon-sized zipper-top bag.
  2. Whisk together your favorite chicken rub with lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, kosher salt, and pepper. 
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. 
  4. Preheat your grill to 350-F or medium-high. 
  5. Grill the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165-F, then set aside to rest and cool. When cool enough to handle, dice it.
  6. Char the tortillas lightly on the grill while the grill is still hot.
  7. To make the tzatziki sauce, combine the yogurt and grated cucumbers in a food processor. Add the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, mint and salt. Pulse until well mixed. Thin it with a spoonful or 2 of water if needed.
  8. Assemble your tacos: place some diced chicken on a tortilla and top with a spoonful of tzatziki sauce. Garnish with red onion, cucumber, tomato and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Repeat, then dig in and enjoy!
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Tips & substitutions

  • Optional to make the chicken in a skillet. Simply heat a skillet to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they reach 165-F. Don’t overcrowd the pan so they brown a little instead of steaming.
  • If grilling, let the chicken come to room temperature before grilling so they grill quickly and evenly.
  • You can purchase store-bought tzatziki if you don’t want to fuss with making it.
  • Flour tortillas work best with this recipe, but you could use crispy tacos or corn tortillas.
  • Don’t over-marinate your chicken tenders. The lemon juice and red wine vinegar can start to break down the chicken, making it mushy if you marinate it for longer than 8 hours.
a bite of Greek taco

Serving suggestions

These tacos are so delicious and I love pairing them with salads like a light and refreshing Watermelon Salad with Feta or this Caprese Orzo Salad.  Don’t forget about dessert! This Fruit Pizza is a nice light finish to a meal of Greek chicken tacos!


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

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Greek Tacos

Deliciously different Greek Tacos are loaded with tender chicken and topped with tzatziki and veggies. What’s not to love? 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
marinating time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 Tablespoon favorite rub
  • 1 lemon, zest and juiced
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves fresh pressed garlic
  • 4 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 12 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled & grated
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 small handful mint
  • Coarse salt


  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ a cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 inch flour tortillas, lightly charred
  • Fresh parsley and mint, finely chopped for garnish
  • Garnish with lemon or lime SMALL slices


  • Rinse chicken with cold water. Pat dry and place in a plastic zip style bag.
  • Whisk together favorite rub or seasoning, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, Kosher salt, and pepper. Pour marinade over chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours. It’s even better if you marinate it overnight.
  • Let the chicken come to room temp before grilling or frying in a skillet.
  • Grilling: When ready to cook, set grill 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook until internal temperature reaches 165℉.
  • Remove chicken from grill, cool and cut into pieces.
  • Skillet: Bring a skillet to a medium high heat. Add each chicken tender into the pan, and cook until charred and browned on both sides, three-to-four minutes per side. There will be enough oil from the marinade.
  • Remove chicken from skillet, cool and cut into pieces.
  • Make Tzatziki sauce: Place the yogurt and the grated cucumbers in a small food processor; add lime juice, olive oil, garlic, mint and salt. Pulse until mixed well. You may need to add a tiny bit of water.
  • Char the tortillas in a pan or on a grill.
  • Assemble the tacos: Place chicken on tortillas, adding a spoonful of Tzatziki sauce on top. Garnish with red onion, cucumber and tomato and mint and parsley. Enjoy!


Reposted from January 2013.
Cuisine: Greek
Course: Main Course
Calories: 621kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 42g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 2454mg, Potassium: 1081mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 568IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 273mg, Iron: 8mg
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Greek Tacos