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Homemade Chicken Doner Kebabs Under £1 a Head

Homemade Chicken Doner Kebabs Under £1 a Head

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This makes the perfect fakeway recipe for the whole family

We love this homemade chicken doner kebab recipe as it’s great for the whole family and makes a great fakeaway recipe when the kids really want a takeaway.

It’s really simple to make and can be paired with anything from homemade wedges to rice.

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Chicken donner kebab marinade

We make our own chicken doner kebab marinade which we smother all over our kebab meat. Our kebab marinade recipe is:

50g low-fat natural yogurt
curry powder
chilli powder
dried coriander
finely chopped chillis
Optional spices are:
smoked paprika
garlic powder
onion powder

Are chicken doner kebabs healthy?

It is really easy to make chicken kebabs healthy. You do not need oil to keep the chicken, you can grill it instead with the rest of the vegetables or even roast them with a pinch of salt.

Cooking from scratch for beginners

It really does save you money to cook all your food from scratch. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before. We all had to start somewhere.

If you are new to cooking from scratch then start small. What are your family’s favourite meals? Start by finding out how to cook that. Many tomato and white sauce recipes are the same so once you’ve made one you can make them all.

Have a look at our post called The Best List of Store Cupboard Essentials as this makes sure that you have everything in your cupboards you need to cook from scratch. You probably have a lot of it anyway.

Saving money is all about using what you have so make a list of what is in your cupboards, fridge, and freezer and start to use up the food.

If you are struggling to save money on your food bill then there are so pretty quick and easy stuff you can do to get the price down.

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So far we have made:

Easy Creamy Chicken and Pepper Pasta
Easy Chickpea Curry That Costs Under £1 a Head
Epic Vegan Tacos Recipe For Under £1 a Head
Chinese Chicken Curry For Just £1.54 For 4
Really Easy Homemade Beef Burgers For Under £1 a Head
Beginner Chilli Con Carne Recipe for Just 95p a Head

What to have with chicken doner kebabs

There are so many options when it comes to side dishes. If you decide to have pitta bread then you can fill it with all kinds of vegetables from lettuce, tomato, and sweetcorn.

You can also have:

Brown rice
Sweet potato
Homemade chips
Corn on the cob

Homemade Chicken Doner Kebabs

This chicken doner kebab recipe is really easy to make. We use frozen chicken breasts but you can use chicken thighs if you prefer.

We something add dried smoked paprika to the mix if we want it spicier.

Homemade Chicken Doner Kebabs Ingredients

50g low-fat natural yogurt 7p
5g curry powder 10p
5g chilli powder 10p
10g lime or lemon juice 5p
10g dried chopped coriander 10p
10g red chilli 10p
300g chicken breasts £1.08
100g green salad 55p
4 pitta breads 25p
Total: £2.40 that’s 60p for four people.

Start by mixing together the yogurt, curry powder, lime juice, dried coriander, and chili.

Add the chicken breasts to the mixture and leave while the grill is heating up.

Heat the grill and add the chicken to metal skewers or bamboo ones. We put our chicken on greaseproof paper so it doesn’t stick to the pan.

Cook the chicken doner kebabs in the grill for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through. The chicken needs to be white inside and tender.

When cooked, serve with the pitta bread. You may want to grill the pitta bread for one or two minutes to warm it up.

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You can add more yogurt to the kebab recipe if it is a bit hot for you.

Serve this with homemade wedges or maybe some corn on the cob.

This doner kebab recipe is so much healthier and cheaper then reaching for the takeaway menu.

Laura x

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These are the best homemade chicken doner kebabs that came in at under £1 a head. They are easy to make and a great takeaway alternatives by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums

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