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  • Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
    55 Mins
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The doner is a Turkish creation of meat, often lamb, but not necessarily so, that is seasoned, stacked in a cone shape, and cooked slowly on a vertical rotisserie. As the outer layers of the meat cooks, it’s shaved off and served in a pita or other flatbread with vegetables and sauce. Doner is the “mother,” as it were, of Arabic shawarma, Mexican al pastor, and the popular Greek gyros.

Although the sliced meat can be served on a platter with rice and cooked vegetables, it’s most popular as a sandwich eaten as fast street food. You might find tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, red onion, cucumbers, or pickles inside the pita, and the sauce might be Greek yogurt-based tzatziki or Middle Eastern tahini.
Making an authentic doner kebab at home can be a bit tricky although still possible if you have the set up for a slow cooking vertical rotating spit. For most home kitchens, however, some improvisation will be required. But the flavors and spices will be easier to recreate than the exact shape. You can form ground lamb into balls and thread them on skewers, but the easiest way to get the sliced look of a street doner kebab is to make a sort of meatloaf.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per Serving: 250 gm

  • Daily Value*
  • Total Fat: 45.8g
    32%
  • Chlosterols: 224mg
    75%
  • Sodium: 149mg
    44%
  • Iron: 5 mg
    30%
  • Water : 150ml
    3%

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per Serving: 250 gm

  • Daily Value*
  • Total Fat: 45.8g
    32%
  • Chlosterols: 224mg
    75%
  • Sodium: 149mg
    44%
  • Iron: 5 mg
    30%
  • Water : 150ml
    3%

Directions

You can make the kebab at home. The homemade version of your favourite Chicken Doner Kebab! Tastes remarkably similar to the diner kebab meat from your favourite takeout store. I've baked it, but imagine it rotisserie style over the BBQ or charcoal! You will need 4 long metal skewers for this, around 30cm / 12" long.

1 Step

Prop the 2 skewers on the edges of the baking pan. Drizzle surface with oil. Bake for 35 minutes or until the surface is golden with some charred bits (char is good!). Spoon the pan juices over the chicken. Then turn, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes (or 25 - 30 minutes if you had large thighs). If you need / want more colour, switch to grill/broil for a few minutes on high - I don't do this. Baste again with pan juices and stand for 5 minutes. Carving: Stand the skewers upright or on an angle, and slice meat fairly thinly. Use to make Doner Kebabs or Kebab Plates.

2 Step

Prop the 2 skewers on the edges of the baking pan. Drizzle surface with oil. Bake for 35 minutes or until the surface is golden with some charred bits (char is good!). Spoon the pan juices over the chicken. Then turn, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes (or 25 - 30 minutes if you had large thighs). If you need / want more colour, switch to grill/broil for a few minutes on high - I don't do this. Baste again with pan juices and stand for 5 minutes. Carving: Stand the skewers upright or on an angle, and slice meat fairly thinly. Use to make Doner Kebabs or Kebab Plates.

3 Step

Prop the 2 skewers on the edges of the baking pan. Drizzle surface with oil. Bake for 35 minutes or until the surface is golden with some charred bits (char is good!). Spoon the pan juices over the chicken. Then turn, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes (or 25 - 30 minutes if you had large thighs). If you need / want more colour, switch to grill/broil for a few minutes on high - I don't do this. Baste again with pan juices and stand for 5 minutes. Carving: Stand the skewers upright or on an angle, and slice meat fairly thinly. Use to make Doner Kebabs or Kebab Plates.

4 Step

Prop the 2 skewers on the edges of the baking pan. Drizzle surface with oil. Bake for 35 minutes or until the surface is golden with some charred bits (char is good!). Spoon the pan juices over the chicken. Then turn, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes (or 25 - 30 minutes if you had large thighs). If you need / want more colour, switch to grill/broil for a few minutes on high - I don't do this. Baste again with pan juices and stand for 5 minutes. Carving: Stand the skewers upright or on an angle, and slice meat fairly thinly. Use to make Doner Kebabs or Kebab Plates.

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    • Jack Black

      Absolutely great recipe. I cooked it for my kids and they loved it, even asked for more, can you believe it?

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    good

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