Syn Free Chicken Kebab | Slimming World

I don’t know about you, but I used to LOVE a Chicken Kebab on the way home from a night out. This Syn Free Chicken Kebab is the perfect Slimming World friendly substitute.

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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 👍

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It might seem like a bit of faff for some chicken marinaded in fat free yogurt and spices, but this Syn Free Chicken Kebab really is worth it!

The Chicken will come out beautifully moist, and full of flavour.

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What do I need to make this Syn Free Chicken Kebab?

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The Chicken

For the chicken, I’d urge you to get hold of our Protein Food Shop hampers.

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They’re packed full of the BEST quality meat we’ve ever come across from an online butcher. The hamper is incredible value for money, working out FAR cheaper than the supermarket.

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We also have a few exclusive hamper deals available, so it’s well worth checking them out.

The Skewers

You can find these wooden skewers on Amazon.

How many Syns are in this Syn Free Chicken Kebab?

As the name suggests, this recipe is completely Syn Free, providing you use fat free natural yogurt.

How do I make this Syn Free Chicken Kebab?

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 👍

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients (except the chicken) in a large bowl.

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Step 2

Add the chicken and mix well, ensuring it is all coated well.

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Step 3

Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

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Step 4

Cut the end off the potato or peeled onion.

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Insert 3 skewers.

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Step 5

Thread each marinated chicken thigh on to the skewers, pressing each one down firmly.

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Step 6

Stand the assembled skewer upright on a baking tray and cook for 1.5 hours at 180°C.

Step 7

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

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portion(s) 25 minutes 90 minutes

Calories

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347kcal 8

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the chicken) in a large bowl
  2. Add the chicken and mix well, ensuring it is all coated well
  3. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a couple of hours
  4. Cut the end off the potato or peeled onion insert 3 skewers
  5. Thread each marinated chicken thigh on to the skewers, pressing each one down firmly
  6. Stand the assembled skewer upright on a baking tray and cook for 1.5 hours at 180°C
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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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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79 Comments
      1. Hi Marie
        Timings will be similar, but will vary depending on the size of chicken breasts used and how tightly packed they are onto the skewers. We recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked throughout. The temp should reach 74°C/165°F when the probe is inserted into the thickest part of the meat.

  1. have a fussy husband who only likes chicken breast could I use mini chicken fillets and cook for less time do you think that would work

    1. Hi Claire,

      I’d recommend taking them out – leaving the bone in would significantly increase the cooking time and the ability to easily carve.

    1. Hi Steve
      We use a fan oven, so the settings listed in the recipe should be fine. Having said that, my oven is quite ‘fast’, so I usually drop the temp by about 10-15 degrees and reduce cooking time if necessary. Obviously it’s imperative to check that the chicken is cooked throughout before serving. 🙂

  2. I absolutely adore this recipe, but I have problems getting it to stay standing up and was wondering if, maybe there is some tool to secure it?

    1. Hi Jo
      Lots of people, myself included, have cooked the kebab lying down in a dish rather than standing up. (We can’t all be structural engineers! 😉 )
      In our video, we’ve used a potato with the bottom sliced off, to give a firm base to the structure. 🙂

    1. Hi Amanda
      If you’re using whole spices and grinding them yourself, then toasting them will bring out the flavours. If you’re using powdered spices, it probably won’t make too much difference. 🙂

  3. If you use a little fat free natural yogurt add a little water, half a tsp of sweetener (optional) and mint sauce mix all together it makes the perfect sauce for your kebab!!

    1. Hi Jade
      You can make a ‘deconstructed’ version and put the marinated chicken pieces into a dish or onto a foil lined tray. 🙂

    1. Hi Matthew
      We haven’t given this recipe a freezer symbol, but there’s no reason why you can’t freeze the cooked chicken. Make sure you cool it completely, then wrap and freeze.

  4. This is a great dish. Decided to try this after watching Mike Jeavons on YouTube(with his “week on slimming world”) and was not disappointed. He said it was the best thing he had the whole week on slimming world. I am making this again tonight as it was so good. I made a wrap out of this with tortilla shells and added shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and top it with some of the Fat Free Natural Yogurt (as a substitute to sour cream). Not syn free anymore this way, but very good!

  5. Mine just keeps falling over! Haha I’ve tried pinning it up with a load.of skewers but still it falls.! Any tips?

    1. Hi Alison
      If you used Creme Fraiche, it would significantly increase the Syn value. Even Fat Free Creme Fraiche is 4 Syns per 100mls!

    1. Hi Sandra
      By reducing the amount of chicken used, you can probably reduce the timings slightly, but please ensure that the chicken is fully cooked throughout before serving, ideally using a meat thermometer. (74°C/165°F)

  6. Just made this with a kilo of thighs so not quite as many as your receipe and had to spit into two towers as only had cocktail sticks, I think I might have to reduce the cooking time it would be helpful if you advised what shelf to put it on

    1. Hi Rebecca
      We can’t really give advice on which shelf of your oven to use. It will depend on how tall your assembled chicken stack is, how big your oven is and how deep the baking tray is. It’s really a matter of adjusting your shelves (or even taking one or two out!) to accommodate the chicken skewer that you have built. 🙂

    1. Hi Angie
      As yogurt is more ‘dense’ than water, it doesn’t follow that 200ml is equal to 200g.
      To be honest, it’s easiest to measure 200ml into a measuring jug. Hope that helps. 🙂

  7. This is the best thing i have ever cooked – slimming or not! Absolutely recommend this delicious recipe. Although we split 8 thighs between 2 🙈

    1. Hi Jo
      We’re currently working through a tech issue with videos not showing in some of the recipes at the moment. Hopefully it’ll be back soon, but the step-by-step photo guide should give you all the info you need. 🙂

  8. Hi, I’ve read from a few people on this thread that their kebab keeps falling over? I use half a Swede for the base and it’s not fallen over once in more than 10 attempts. We love this recipe, it’s become our favourite s.w dish

    1. Hi Katie
      Absolutely! (We can’t all be structural engineers!) If I’m using skewers, I lay them over a foil lined tray, or just cook the chicken in a dish. It’s still super tasty! 🙂

  9. Hi.
    I have turkey breasts, relatively thinly sliced from Tesco. Would I be better to cook the same time at lower temperature or shorter time at same temperature. Also, I wondered if this would work in my pressure king pro…might be nice and moist and infuse into the kebabs…what do you think?

    1. Hi Nicky
      Either option would work, although I’d be tempted to cook for slightly less time at same temp, so that you get the slight charring, which adds to the flavour. We would always suggest using a meat thermometer to ensure it’s thoroughly cooked. (74°C/165°F)
      Personally I wouldn’t attempt this recipe in the PKP, as you won’t get the same result.

  10. Hi, I’m going to use mini breast fillets, would I need to reduce cooking time or temperature? Also I only have cocktail sticks, any stacking tips please?

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Jade
      Cocktail sticks won’t be long enough or supportive enough for stacking the chicken. It would probably be better to do a ‘deconstructed’ version on a foil lined tray or even in a dish. 🙂

  11. Hi I don’t have any natural yoghurt, only have reduced fat sour cream or light double cream (Elmlea) or reduced fat coconut cream/milk, can I use any of these instead? Thanks

    1. Hi Linda
      Both of those would increase the syn value quite significantly. It would be better to wait and try it with some fat free natural yogurt.

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