Spicy Doner Kebabs


  1. 1 kg chicken thighs or breasts (I prefer thighs)
  2. Marinade:- 1 cup yogurt (Greek yogurt preferred) but it’s up to you
  3. 1-2 tbs garlic or 3-4 garlic cloves
  4. 1 tsp coriander powder
  5. 2 tsp Cumin powder
  6. 1 tsp paprika but you can put 1 or 2 tbs of it if you like it spicy (like me!)
  7. 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  8. 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  9. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1 tsp Garam Masala (optional)
  12. 1 tbs lemon juice
  13. 1 tbs olive oil or your preferred oil
  14. For Serving:- Pita bread / wraps or your preferred bread to serve with the chicken
  15. Your choice of veggies to go in the wraps, I prefer red or green peppers, onions
  16. Sriracha acha sauce to make it more spicy or Mayo


  1. Cut the chicken into pieces so that they can be put on skewers or leave them whole and cut them after they are cooked

  2. 1. Mix Marinade in a large bowl. Add chicken and mix to coat well. Marinade:- yogurt, all the spices, garlic, lemon juice and oil

  3. 2. Cover and marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours to 24 hours. I prefer to do it for couple of hours. So I put the chicken in the marinade in the morning and use it in the eve for dinner

  4. 3. Preheat oven to 220C / 430F (standard) or 200C / 390F (fan / convection)

  5. Remember to put skewers in warm water before using (I have no idea why! Lol)

  6. Take the chicken out of the fridge and thread the pieces onto the the skewers. Usually 10 skewers are enough for this amount of chicken

  7. Bake for 35 minutes or till it’s cooked. I usually have to turn on the grill so that the surface is golden with some charred bits.

  8. Optional:- Spoon the pan juices over the chicken. Then turn, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes

  9. Tahbouleh
    bunch of curly parsley
    1/2 red onion and capsicum. a As I don’t eat tomatoes but my husband does. So I put a small tomato but you leave out the wet juicy seedy bit and try to just put meaty flesh in a separate bowl ).
    cracked pepper
    lemon juice (probably about a tablespoon) and olive oil (I used the chilli one last time, yum) you need to balance the oil and acid, don’t put more oil than lemon juice!

  10. Serve with pita bread or your choice of bread (parathans)

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