Homemade Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style

Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Freshly grilled marinated chicken, peppers and onions served in a pitta bread with salad & a hot chilli sauce. Healthy & delicious!


My favourite take away has to be chicken kebabs, an occasional treat for us all on a Friday night when OH and the boys would walk to the corner of our road and queue at the ever popular Turkish Kebab Shop. Freshly grilled chicken, peppers and onions in a pitta bread with salad, pickled red cabbage, hot chilli sauce and chips – irresistable ! I must admit, every now and then I yearn for a takeaway, maybe because we’re in rural Brittany at the moment with no takeaway nearby or maybe it’s simply the happy memories. Recreating our favourite treat and enjoying a Friday night takeaway in our field in France is alway a fun evening, cooking the kebabs on a portable gas stove at the table and eating al fresco. That said, in the winter or during summer storms cooking indoors still delivers a great tasty takeaway treat.


This healthy version of  take away chicken kebab and chips is low fat and simple to make, having all the taste without the excess grease. I’m out of touch with the cost of shop bought chicken kebab and chips but I’ll bet it’s a lot more than this homemade version. Either way, you won’t miss your shop bought takeaway once you’ve tucked into Homemade Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style.


If you enjoy creating whole meals from scratch, I’ve included recipes for pittas, crispy oven chips (low fat with only a drizzle of oil), pickled red cabbage and even your own extra Homemade Chilli Sauce; the pickled red cabbage and the hot chilli sauce are best made in advance. Pittas freeze well (and still taste much better than shop bought) so you can make them in advance too. The potatoes for the crispy chips can be prepared earlier in the day along with marinating the chicken so when it comes to cooking your Homemade Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style, everything is at hand and can be on the table ready to enjoy within thirty minutes.

Pick your own recipe selection.

Homemade Chicken Kebabs are so easy to make, simply marinate.


Assemble your skewers.


And BBQ or cook on the griddle.


Here’s the recipe in quick printable format so you can have it to hand while you try it out.

 

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Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Freshly grilled marinated chicken, peppers and onions served in a pitta bread with salad & a hot chilli sauce. Healthy & delicious!
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Cuisine: BBQ or Griddle
Serves: 4 to 6 kebabs
Ingredients
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped oregano
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into 3 to 4 cm chunks
  • 1 red onion cut into quarters, separated into layers
  • 2 red peppers cut into 3 or 4 cm pieces
  • 4 jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters to serve
  • 4 to 6 pitta breads
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
Instructions

Prepare your marinade:
  1. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil and crushed garlic before adding the bay leaves, freshly chopped oregano, salt and pepper. Add your chicken pieces and cover them well with the marinade.
  2. Transfer to a sealed container or food bag and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight if you have time.

Assemble your chicken kebabs:
  1. Remove the chicken from the fridge and add the onion and pepper pieces to coat with the marinade.
  2. Thread a piece of pepper, then onion and then chicken on to a skewer and continue until you have 4 or 5 pieces each of pepper, onion and chicken.

Cook your chicken kebabs:
  1. Cook your kebabs on a preheated griddle or BBQ for about ten minutes, browning on all sides.
  2. Add the jalapenos to brown, if using.
  3. Slide the chicken, pepper and onion pieces off the kebabs on to the griddle or BBQ and continue cooking for about 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve in a pitta bread, toasted if you wish, with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickled red cabbage, jalapeno and a piece of lemon.
Notes
Total time does not include marinating time.

 


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Flat metal skewers prevent the meat from slipping round on the skewer when turning so cooking is easier. If you're using wooden skewers, don't forget to soak them before use.


LOVE KEBABS?

Then take a look at my delicious Sesame Chicken Kebabs

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Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Freshly grilled marinated chicken, peppers and onions served in a pitta bread with salad & a hot chilli sauce. Healthy & delicious!

Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style

Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Freshly grilled marinated chicken, peppers and onions served in a pitta bread with salad & a hot chilli sauce. Healthy & delicious!

 

Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Freshly grilled marinated chicken, peppers and onions served in a pitta bread with salad & a hot chilli sauce. Healthy & delicious!

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28 thoughts on “Homemade Chicken Kebabs Take Away Style

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  3. I’ve made these a few times now and they really are delicious! Friends are always very impressed too, which is a bonus!

    • Thanks Sarah, so pleased you and your friends have enjoyed Homemade Chicken Kebabs. Always happy to receive feedback on a recipe.

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  9. Yummy. I wish the sun would come back! Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was particularly slow getting over for this one. I’ve pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly 🙂

    • You’re welcome Emily, don’t worry about being late, it’s a hectic time of year & I’m late replying to comments! Will pop over & have a peek at your food board 🙂

  10. Yum! I love chicken kebabs and I like that you’ve included all the from-scratch recipes for yours. Love it! Thanks for sharing with Simple and in Season and Credit Crunch Munch!

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  12. Love the look of your chicken kebabs take away style – homemade pitta is impressive – I am looking forward to trying this out bank holiday weekend as a healthy option on the BBQ

  13. Your chicken kebabs look delicious and so much healthier than anything you’ll find in the takeaway. I bet your homemade scotch bonnet sauce packs a pretty punch too! A very fine entry for this month’s #TheSpiceTrail challenge – this would be wonderful for a beach barbecue. Thanks so much for linking up 🙂

    • Thanks Vanesther & you’re most welcome. Chicken kebabs do make a tasty BBQ treat & by the beach would be idyllic. I can’t wait for our Scotch Bonnet chillies to be ready this year so we can stock up on our very hot sauce.

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