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Chicken Doner Kebab

Chicken Doner Kebab

This Chicken Doner Kebab recipe is off the scale. Marinating the meat overnight helps pack a real flavour punch into the chicken!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Middle-Eastern


  • 2 lb Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 2 Lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 tbsp Thyme (dried)
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 tbsp Angus Oink Shawarma Rub or Smokey Carter Greek Gyros Rub (optional)


  • Place the chicken in a large bowl and, in a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together really well. Don’t worry about the amount of oil. It’s purely there for marinating purposes and won’t all end up in the finished dish.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and mix everything together thoroughly. You want every bit of chicken smothered in the paste. Leave to marinade overnight – this will give you the best results.
  • About an hour before you want to start cooking take the chicken out of the fridge. Just before you want to start cooking thread the chicken on the rotisserie skewer.
    Uncooked Doner Kebab
  • Once you have your BBQ us to the required temperature (I usually aim for 180-200°C, add the chicken to the BBQ and start your cook. At this stage add your wood chunks or chips. I like to use cherry with chicken and will usually add 3 or 4 chunks at the beginning of my cook.
    Chicken Doner Kebab
  • The cook time will vary but you are looking to get it to 75°C. I find it best to start checking the temperature after about 45-60 minutes. The cook time will vary but typically I find it takes around  1hr 15 minutes.
  • Once up to temp remove from the BBQ and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the rotisserie and then roughly chop with a knife. Serve with either flatbread or a pitta and a salad of your choice.
    Cooked Chicken Doner Kebab
Keyword Doner, Kebab, Rotisserie