two chicken gyros on a picnic table

Hearty, healthy, and low-mess – chicken gyros are a great hand-held meal at the campsite. One of the best parts about this meal? You can do most of the prep at home, making it a quick turnaround meal after a busy day of activities. This meal is ideal for the first or second night of camping when your cooler ice is still intact.

Equipment Required:

  • Coghlan's Skewers (4-pack) 
  • Coghlan's Camp Grill (used over a campfire) 
  • 2 x Large Ziploc bags  
  • Oven mitt 


Serving size: 2 gyros

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 small container (200 g) of pre-made tzatziki dip 
  • 2 large naan bread or pitas 
  • 1/4 red onion, diced 
  • 1 tomato, diced 
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced 


  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic 
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped oregano, 
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped basil 
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cracked black pepper 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


At-home preparation (complete as soon before departure as you can):

1. Chop the chicken breasts into 1-inch squares/chunks. Strive for consistency in size so they cook as evenly as possible.

2. Add all the marinade ingredients and chicken chunks in a large and tight-sealing Ziploc bag. Tightly seal it and ensure there are no leaks. Move the chicken around so that the marinade evenly coats each piece of chicken. (Note: we recommend double bagging this to add extra piece of mind that no raw chicken will leak into your cooler if the bag gets punctured.)

At the campsite:

3. Add all of the marinaded chicken pieces onto the Coghlan's Skewers.

4. Place the Coghlan's Camp Grill over coals from the campfire. Gently lay the chicken skewers across the grill. Let cook for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165°F. Rotate the skewers every 5 minutes to ensure all sides are cooked evenly

5. Dice your tomato, cucumber and red onion into small chunks

6. Add your naan bread to the grill to heat up (just for 1-2 minutes). You don't want it to crisp up; you only want to heat it up.

7. Place the heated-up nann bread on your plate, carefully remove the chicken from the skewer (the skewer will be hot, so an oven mitt is highly recommended), and add it to the naan.

8. Add your vegetable toppings, and tzatziki dip

9. Roll the naan bread to make a wrap, and enjoy!