This Chicken Kebab is an easy meal for anyone counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or similar. It’s a great slimming substitute for that late night takeaway.
It’s low in calories and Weight Watchers points too!
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 👍
If you like this recipe why try some of our other kebabs.
How many Calories are in this Chicken Kebab?
There are 347 calories in each portion of our Slimming friendly Chicken Kebab. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.
This Chicken Kebab is perfect if you’re counting calories, 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 Kebab suitable for?
This Chicken Kebab recipe is suitable if you’re following a gluten free diet.
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 Kebab recipe?
This Chicken Kebab recipe will only cost you 8 Points per portion.
How to Make Chicken Kebab
It might seem like a bit of faff for some chicken marinaded in fat free yogurt and spices, but this Chicken Kebab really is worth it!
The Chicken will come out beautifully moist, and full of flavour. All you need to do is…
- Marinade the chicken in the yogurt and spices
- Leave for a couple of hours
- Assemble the skewer
- Cook in the oven
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment. There’s some suggestions below.
What should you should serve with this Chicken Kebab?
Any of the following go really well with Chicken Kebab. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make this Chicken Kebab?
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You shouldn’t have to go out and buy any special ingredients for this recipe. All the spices used are pretty popular so you’ll probably have them in the cupboard already.
How do you know when the Chicken Kebab is cooked?
You should cook this Chicken Kebab until the juices run clear when you prick the chicken.
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 Kebab in the fridge?
Once you’ve cooked the kebab, 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 the Chicken Kebab in the fridge for approximately 2 or 3 days.
Can I freeze Chicken Kebab?
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! Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.
How do I reheat the Chicken Kebab?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for a few minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost in the fridge, and heat covered in the microwave for a few minutes until piping hot.
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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!!
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