Takeaway chicken kebab recipe in a pitta bread with salad and chilli sauce on grey plate
5 from 7 votes

Takeaway Chicken Kebab Recipe

Make your own Takeaway Chicken Kebab Recipe at home. Succulent grilled chicken served with salad and pitta bread. Easy to make and delicious, try them out today!
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: British, Greek, Turkish
Keyword: Chicken Kebab, Chilli sauce, Fakeaway, Kebab
Yield: 2 people
Calories: 589kcal



  • 4 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs or 3 breasts
  • 250 g Fat free Greek Yogurt or full fat if preferred
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 2 Pitta Bread


  • ½ Lettuce thinly sliced
  • ½ Red or White Cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 Red or white Onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber sliced
  • 1 Carrot Julienne cut or grated.
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • squeeze lemon


Marinade Chicken (this can be done night/morning before or straight away)

  • Mix yogurt, olive oil, cinnamon, turmeric, ground coriander, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt & black pepper together in a large pot.
  • Add whole boneless, skinless chicken thighs and stir to cover them in yogurt.
  • Use 2 kebab skewers to thread the marinated thighs onto, fold the thinner parts over to keep them all at the same thickness.

Grill Method

  • Preheat grill to a low heat, place chicken under the grill, turn over after 12 minutes, then cook the other side for 12 more minutes. Check it is cooked through.

Tefal Optigrill Method

  • Turn the Optigrill on, keep shut, select chicken mode and allow the plates to warm up. It will beep when ready.
  • Place kebabs on lower plate and shut the top plate down. Now leave it to cook all the way to dark orange or red. It will automatically measure the thickness and cook at the right temperature. No need to check on or turn!

Kebab extras- whilst they cook you can prepare the extras

  • Make a salad out of thinly sliced lettuce, cabbage (white or red or both), cucumber & onions. Use a julienne cutter or a grater to finely cut the carrot. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Follow our Kebab Shop Chilli Sauce recipe for a spicy kick to your recipe!
  • Make a Garlic Mayo - Simply mix 4 tbsp of mayonnaise with 2 crushed garlic cloves and a squeeze of lemon.

Assemble Kebab

  • Once the chicken is cooked place pitta bread under the grill for a couple of minutes
  • Use a sharp knife to cut down the chicken skewers.
  • Slice open pitta and place layers of salad, sauce, and chicken
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 1704mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 6102IU | Vitamin C: 125mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 5mg