Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs | Slimming World

Our Facebook group has been inundated with lots of you making these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs! They’re the perfect Slimming World Chicken Kebab.

Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs | Slimming World

We made some of these last summer, and it’s a recipe that just didn’t make it, so we’ve decided to make it happen sooner rather than later!

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Lara’s Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

You would not believe the amount of people who have been making these on our Facebook group.

Every Saturday, the group is full of pictures of them. If you haven’t tried them yet, you really need to!

I know why though, these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs are bloody tasty!

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Sonia’s Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

What do I need to make these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs?

There are a couple of different ways to make these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs, and in my opinion there is no right or wrong way.

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Teresa’s Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

It’s very much a personal preference as to what herbs and spices you use!

If you don’t have any of the ingredients in the Syn Free 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!

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What can I serve these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs with?

The best thing with these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs is that you can serve them with an abundance of Slimming World speed food and not really notice, as the speed food goes really well with the meat.

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When you grab a chicken kebab on the way home from a night at the pub, most of the bits you get with it are ok in terms of Syns.

The only Syns are usually the pitta bread, the garlic/chilli sauce and of course that portion of cheesy chips & gravy if you so chose it!

Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Personally I’d serve these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs in a Weight Watchers wrap for 6 Syns or your HEB, and with a garlic yogurt sauce (recipe below).

Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Maybe rice is more your thing? We have a fabulous Syn free Savoury Rice recipe, which can be ready in the time it takes the chicken to cook.

Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Or maybe Nando’s Spicy rice is more your thing? We have that recipe too, and yes it’s Syn free!

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How do I assemble these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs?

So this is another case of personal preference!

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I prefer to skewer and cook horizontally on our THÜROS Tabletop Grill….

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You can grab the THÜROS Tabletop Grill from Amazon UK by the way!

Or resting on a roasting tin in the oven.

This is especially useful if the weather isn’t the best, or if you can’t be bothered firing up the BBQ!

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Some of you however, like to cook them standing up!?! Yup, standing up! How I hear you ask?

Keep reading!

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This is fine, but please be careful and make sure that it isn’t going to fall over in the oven.

Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs | Slimming World
Teresa’s Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Many of you choose an onion as your stand of choice!

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Lisa’s Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Which cut of Chicken should I use to make these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs?

Every time I’ll choose Chicken thighs to make these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs.

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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!

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!

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We get our Chicken thigh meat from Protein Food Shop, but you can get them from almost any major supermarket.

They’re usually pretty cheap too.

How do I make these Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs?

Check out the Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipes below!

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Servings

Prep Time

Cooking Time

people 30 minutes 2 hours

Calories

Weight Watchers

Slimming World 

291kcal 8

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Zero

Syns

Per people Per people Per people
Suitable For Freezing icon Gluten Free icon
INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
Our Way
  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the chicken) in a non reactive bowl (anything but metal!).
  2. Marinade the chicken for a few hours but preferably overnight.
  3. Place the chicken onto skewers and pack tightly.
  4. To cook on a BBQ, cook on a direct heat until cooked. Making sure to turn frequently.
  5. To cook in the oven, balance on a roasting tin and cook at 180°C for 1.5-2 hours, making sure to turn the skewer a few times during cooking.
Teresa's Stand up Kebab Method
  1. Mix the yogurt, herbs and spices in a non reactive bowl (anything but metal!).
  2. Marinade the chicken for a few hours but preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. Cut the top & bottom off the onion and remove the skin.
  5. Insert 4 skewers into the onion and check you have enough room to fit it in the oven. If not - remove the skewers from the onion and snip a bit off.
  6. Layer the Chicken pieces on top of the skewers making sure to press them down tight. You don't want this to fall over.
  7. Stand upright on a baking tray and bake for 1.5 to 2 hours. Check the middle of the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving.

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RECIPE NOTES

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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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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17 Comments
  1. If I wanted to use Ras El Hanout in the marinade as I’ve never tried it before, do I need to take out the Garam Masala and/or the curry powder? I’m intrigued to see what it’s like so would welcome a suggestion.

  2. Making the pon version tonight but i only have chicken breasts, should I reduce cooking temp/time to avoid drying out? Any help/advice welcomed TIA

    1. Hi Heather
      We’ve had lots of feedback from members in the Facebook group to say that they’ve been successful using chicken breasts rather than thigh meat. If you marinate well beforehand, it should be fine, although you may want to reduce the timings/temp slightly. Obviously please ensure the chicken is full cooked before consuming, preferably using a meat thermometer. 🙂

    1. Hi Lia
      By all means try it! Our recipes can be altered to suit personal tastes, but pork tends to be drier than chicken. When cooking it using this method, it may make it unpleasantly dry.

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