Greek Gyros Chicken Thighs


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Greek Gyros BBQ Spice Rub

I was lucky enough recently to be sent the new range of rubs from Howard at The Smokey Carter. It was totally unexpected and a really nice surprise to get them, and I got even more excited when I saw one of the new rubs was a Greek Gyros BBQ Spice Rub.

It’s described as a ‘Greek-inspired Shawarma Seasoning’. Doing a ‘finger dip’ test is really pleasant, with a slow build-up of spice, complimenting the flavours you would expect in a middle-eastern rub.

The next question was what should I try it on first. It had to be chicken – quick and easy and great in a wrap.

Preparation and the Cook

I placed the Chicken Thighs in a bowl and sprinkled them with the rub, before mixing well and sticking them in the fridge. They were only marinated for around 4 hours so next time I would do them overnight.

I used the gas Char-broil 4600S to cook the chicken which took around 12 minutes in total. After the chicken was cooked I quickly grilled the mini-Piadina (flatbread) from Crosta & Mollica on each side, before slicing up the chicken and plating it up. To finish the dish I topped each mini-flatbread with some homemade Tzatziki.

The Verdict

It’s near been 2 years since I discovered the rubs from The Smokey Carter. I can truly and honestly say none of them ever fail to impress. I do love them all (although I do have my favourites). The new Greek Gyros BBQ Spice Rub is no exception, and it worked amazingly well on the chicken served on this mini-Piadina.

Greek Gyros Chicken Thighs

I'm a huge fan of the rubs from The Smokey Carter. This new Greek Gyros BBQ Spice Rub is no exception, and was amazing on Chicken Thighs.
Servings 1 person
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Chicken Thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 tbsp Greek Gyros BBQ Spice Rub
  • 1 pack Mini Piadina (Crosta and Mollica)
  • 1 Gem Lettuce
  • 3 Baby Tomatoes
  • Tzatziki (optional)


  • The first thing you need to do is marinate the chicken. I only did mine for 4 hours but do this overnight if you can. Add the chicken to a bowl and add the Greek Gyros rub. Mix well to give a generous, even coating to the chicken and stick them in the fridge.
  • I cooked these on the Char-broil 4600S. I get the BBQ up to temp in one of the chambers by turning on both burners. Just before I start cooking I turn one side off so I have an indirect zone. This works really well on this BBQ that uses Char-broils Infrared cooking system. Set your BBQ up with a direct and indirect zone.
  • Place the Chicken Thighs on the indirect area of the BBQ and cook for 5 minutes on each side. For the last 2 minutes grill them directly for 1 minute on each side. Check the temperature and if they are at 75°C remove them from the BBQ.
  • Next quickly grill your Piadana (or Flatbread or Pita) for 1-2 minutes on each side. Keep a close eye on them. Remove and let the chicken rest for a few minutes then slice and serve. I just did these with some Gem Lettuce, Baby Tomatoes and Tzatziki. It made a great lunch!
    Greek Gyros Chicken Thighs
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Gyros, The Smokey Carter

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