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Homemade Chicken Kebabs at Under £1 a Head

Homemade Chicken Kebabs at Under £1 a Head

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This is an easy kebab recipe that’s a great fakeaway

We love this homemade chicken 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 chips to rice.

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Are chicken 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.

You also don’t need the pitta. You could get some metal skewers and add the vegetables as we did below.

How to cook from scratch

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.

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.

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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 homemade chicken 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

How to make homemade chicken kebabs

You can make these homemade chicken kebabs with chicken breast or chicken thighs. We prefer chicken breasts as you can cut them into chunks easily.

If you are planning to use the pitta then you may want to finely chop the vegetables smaller.

You can also make the marinade as spicy as you like. My children do not like spice but you can add chillis or flakes to the sauce for that extra kick.

Chicken doner kebabs ingredients

300g frozen chicken breasts £1.08
100g red peppers 25p
100g green peppers 25p
425g tin pineapple 90p


5g turmeric 5p
5g mild curry powder 10p
5g smoked paprika 5p
5g tomato purée 7p
150g natural yogurt 20p
5g garlic clove 10p
Total: £3.05 that’s 76p per person. (4 people)

100g shredded lettuce (optional)

4 pittas (optional)

Cut the defrosted chicken breasts into bitesize chunks. Add all the marinade ingredients together and mix well with the chicken breast. Cover and chill. You can leave it overnight if you prefer but we use it as soon as we are ready.

Cut the red peppers, red onion, and any other vegetables you want to use into chunks. We have used tinned pineapple and sweet potato before so use whatever you have in the fridge including tomatoes and chillis if the kids like them.

If you are using bamboo sticks then these may need a soak in water. We use metal sticks as they help to cook the chicken all the way through.

Add the chicken and vegetables to the skewers. We tend to alternate the chicken and different vegetables. So for example we would do: chicken, pepper, onion, chicken pepper, onion etc.

Heat the grill (or BBQ) and add the kebabs to a grill pan. They need about 15 minutes and may need to turn halfway through cooking. You want to make sure that the chicken is completely white inside and cooked through.

If you are cooking rice then this now needs to go on as per the packet instructions.

Before you turn the grill off, chicken the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft enough.

If you are using pitta bread then you add these to a pan for a couple of minutes to soften them or put them under the grill for a minute or so.

Add any lettuce or sauce you prefer and they use the pitta inside to get the kebabs off the sticks. You can add extra yogurt if it is a bit spicy.

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Serve the rice and any other vegetables you have.

We prefer our chicken kebabs without the pitta and have it with rice.

You can even serve it all in a large bowl so everyone can just help themselves if you prefer.

Laura x

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This homemade chicken kebabs recipe as it's great for the whole family and makes a great fakeaway recipe when the kids really want a takeaway by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums

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