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How to Make a Low Fat Doner Kebab at Home, Easy Chicken Gyros and Sauce Recipe

Updated on June 16, 2011

 

Make a Low Fat Doner Kebab at Home, Easy Gyros

 

Kebab is well known food in many countries. Originally, kebab comes from Turkey, but has spread all over the world. Most of the countries use the similar word, which is kebab or doner kebab. But, in US kebab is more known as gyros, because it is considered to be a Greek food.

Doner kebab is made of lamb or chicken meat, but classic kebabs are usually made of lamb meat. Meat is grilled on the vertical spit. When the upper layer is done, the meat is sliced off and put in the pita bread or pocket bread. Over the meat come some spicy garlic or yogurt sauce and vegetables.

So, if you put aside fatty meat and spicy sauces and garnishes, doner kebab is actually a complete meal.

But, why not replace some of those heavy ingredients and make it a low fat version. It can still be very tasty and delicious, even without heavy spices and grilled lamb meat.

If you don’t know what to have for dinner and have only 15 to 20 minutes of time, these easy doner kebab recipes can be a great opportunity to make something healthy. The idea of having own fast food at home is so appealing to many people. And deciding to make a doner kebab at home is the time well spent.

How can you make a healthy doner kebab at home? Just replace some usual ingredients with healthy ones and you’ve got a quick and easy dinner.

 

Classic ingredients                      Low-fat, healthy ingredients

Lamb meat                                      Chicken meat

Heavy spices                                   Radish sprouts

Spicy yogurt sauce                          Fresh cheese

White pita bread                             Whole grain pita bread

 

This doesn’t mean you have to replace all of those ingredients. Even replacing one or two ingredients will make this chicken doner kebab quite healthy.

More on Low Fat Cooking

 

Homemade low fat easy chicken doner kebab recipes

 

There are all kinds of easy chicken doner kebab recipes and those two are special, because only healthy and low fat ingredients are used. Those kebabs are not lacking in spiciness so don’t think that this meal is only the light version of the original doner kebab. By its ingredients yes, but by its taste definitely no!

Homemade low fat kebab
Homemade low fat kebab

Homemade chicken doner kebab with sprouts and cheese recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pita breads
  • 10,5oz/300g chicken breasts
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1oz/30g salad and young rocket leaves
  • 1oz/30g radish sprouts, washed
  • Cream cheese

 

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat the oil in frying pan. Fry the chicken breasts for 10 minutes and put it on the plate. Cover with foil and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the fried chicken into very small and thin peaces.
  • Tear large salad leaves into peaces.
  • Slice the onion into thin slices and tomatoes into squares.
  • Cut the pita bred in half and then cut at one side to look like a pocket (bread).
  • Put the cream cheese inside the bread.
  • Place the meat inside the pita bread and cover it with radish sprouts.
  • Add salad and rocket leaves, tomatoes and onion.

 

Make your own yogurt sauce at home

To make a doner kebab at home that will taste almost like the one you buy on the street, you need to have spicy yogurt sauce. This very easy to make yogurt sauce will make your kebab taste great!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper

PROCEDURE:

Mix all ingredients together the sauce is finished.

 

Homemade chicken doner kebab with yogurt sauce recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pita breads
  • 10,5oz/300g chicken breasts
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • Yogurt sauce

 

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat the oil in frying pan. Fry the chicken breasts for 10 minutes and put it on the plate. Cover with foil and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the fried chicken into very small and thin peaces.
  • Slice the onion, cucumber and tomatoes into thin slices.
  • Mix vegetables with yogurt sauce.
  • Cut the pita bred in half and then cut at one side to look like a pocket (bread).
  • Place the meat inside the pita bread.
  • Put vegetables together with yogurt sauce on top of it.

homemade pita bread
homemade pita bread

 

Whole grain pita bread recipe

 

Why not make pita bread at home? If you have some spare time, you can use it to make fresh pita bread and enjoy even more your healthy kebab.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/5 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

PROCEDURE:

  • Mix yeast with warm water and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour and salt. Add yeast and olive oil and knead for another 5 minutes. Put aside for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour onto working surface and put the dough over the flour.
  • Knead the dough until it is smooth. Divide the dough into 4 balls.
  • Place each ball on baking paper and let it rise for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven on 400F.
  • Roll the balls into 6 inch circles. Add flour if the surface is too sticky.
  • Bake the rolled out balls for 3 to 5 minutes

 

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