Our Chicken Gyros Kebabs are perfect for a slimming-friendly BBQ, whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Our Chicken Gyros Kebabs are perfect for BBQ season, so if you want to try some of our other kebab recipes, why not take a look here?
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How many Calories are in these Chicken Gyros Kebabs?
There are 291 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Chicken Gyros Kebabs. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Chicken Gyros Kebabs suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free
You could also enjoy these Chicken Gyros Kebabs if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe?
There are 8 Points in these Chicken Gyros Kebabs, and they’re a really substantial meal!
How to make this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe
These kebabs are so easy to make, and taste even better than any shop or takeaway bought kebabs! Here’s a summary;
- Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and marinade the chicken
- Place the chicken onto skewers and pack tightly together
- Either cook on the direct heat of a BBQ, or cook in the oven
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Chicken Gyros Kebabs?
These kebabs are BBQ heaven, so why not serve them with some of our favourite barbecue friendly side dishes?
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make CChicken Gyros Kebabs?
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It’s very much a personal preference as to what herbs and spices you use for this recipe.
If you don’t have any of the ingredients in the Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe below, then just substitute with what ever you like.
Paprika, Cumin, Ras El Hanout, Curry powder, Garam Masala all work really well, and you can pick all of these up from the supermarket.
Whether you choose to cook these on a barbecue or in the oven, you’ll need some good quality skewers like these from Amazon.
We prefer to use chicken thighs for these kebabs. Chicken thighs are far juicier than Chicken breast, don’t dry out and are generally far more forgiving.
They’re also easier to put together on a skewer, and are usually pretty cheap too!
If you want to save some time, then use Chicken Thigh fillets, that already have the skin and bones removed, otherwise removing them can be a little bit of a faff. Not good if you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table!
Can you cook Chicken Gyros Kebabs another way?
You can either cook these Chicken Gyros Kebabs on a barbecue, or in the oven.
Barbecue: Cook for about 1 – 1.5 hours – see further instructions in the recipe card below
Oven: Cook for 1.5 – 2 hours – see further instructions in the recipe card below
How do you know when these Chicken Gyros Kebabs are cooked?
You should cook these Chicken Gyros Kebabs until the juices of the meat run clear, and they are completely cooked through.
This should take approx 1-2 hours depending on your method of cooking.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Chicken Gyros Kebabs in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Gyros Kebabs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Chicken Gyros Kebabs?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Chicken Gyros Kebabs?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 4-7 minutes.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!