Chicken Gyros Kebabs

  • 30MINS
  • 2HR
  • 291KCAL

Our Chicken Gyros Kebabs are perfect for a slimming-friendly BBQ, whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories291
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars0.3g

Chicken Gyros Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 to know 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?

What diets is this Chicken Gyros Kebabs suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Gyros Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken 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!

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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.

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients (except the chicken) in a non reactive bowl (anything but metal!).

Step 2

Marinade the chicken for a few hours but preferably overnight.

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Step 3

Place the chicken onto skewers and pack tightly.

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Step 4

To cook on a BBQ, cook on a direct heat until cooked, making sure to turn frequently. This should take between 1 – 1.5 hours.

Step 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.

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These kebabs are BBQ heaven, so why not serve them with some of our favourite barbecue friendly side dishes?

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

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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Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Our Chicken Gyros Kebabs are perfect for a slimming-friendly BBQ, whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    30 MINS
  • Cook Time
    2 HR
  • KCals 291
  • Carbs 2G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 9 Chicken Thighs skin & bone removed
  • 200 ml Fat Free Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala or Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lemon juice only

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Instructions

  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. This should take between 1 - 1.5 hours.
  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.

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22 comments

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LinziThursday 27th August 2020

Hey, how can I balance it? Can I not lie it flat and turn? Thanks x

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    HollyFriday 28th August 2020

    Hi Linzi, Yes just turning it on the oven tray whilst cooking will work too. Hope that helps!

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JodieWednesday 12th August 2020

Hi, does the chicken not dry out in the oven?

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    HollyThursday 13th August 2020

    Hi Jodie, as the chicken is tightly packed on the skewers it won’t dry out during cooking in the oven. Hope that helps!

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Sonia purdyWednesday 10th June 2020

Hi, made this yesterday, it was amazing really lovely,love all your recipes, will add this to my favourites, thanks xxyum yum

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    SharonWednesday 10th June 2020

    Hi Sonia, we’re so pleased to hear that you loved this recipe and are adding it to your favourites. Thanks for letting us know.

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Sharon MccraeSunday 22nd March 2020

Dont like yogurt. Can I use low fat soft cheese instead or cottage cheese.

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    Holly LevellThursday 21st May 2020

    Hi Sharon, you could try creme fraiche in place of the yogurt and alter the calories accordingly. Hope that helps!

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Marion AndrewsMonday 2nd July 2018

Is there a recipe for the Garlic yogurt sauce please?

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LindseyTuesday 26th June 2018

If I cook under grill how long will it take to cook? I don’t have time to marinate and roast for 2 hours! Thanks

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Jean FreegardThursday 24th May 2018

What weight of chicken is used in this recipe please? TIA

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ClareWednesday 28th March 2018

Just made this and wow it’s amazing thank you enjoyed by all can’t wait to try this again x

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LiaThursday 8th March 2018

Proper gyros is made with pork can we use lean pork medallions instead of the chicken???

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lynWednesday 7th March 2018

flipping delicious ….husband …son in law and grand kids scoffed the lot , got to make more tomorrow !!!!!!

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HeatherWednesday 7th March 2018

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

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DaveTuesday 20th February 2018

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.

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    KayTuesday 20th February 2018

    Hi Dave,

    You could use the Ras El Hanout in place of the curry powder. Enjoy!

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Naomi CowleyTuesday 13th February 2018

Can this be slow cooked?

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HeatherFriday 9th February 2018

Is there a recipe for tzatsiki to go with it…as it’s a gyros? 🙂

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Tracy CairnsThursday 8th February 2018

Made this a while back when Teresa posted. Delicious. Winner Winner Chicken kebab. Nom ☆☆☆☆☆

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Teresa RennieThursday 8th February 2018

This is the best Recipe ever
Far better than a takeaway ❤ nom nom nom

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Jackie KeoghThursday 8th February 2018

Tried these at the weekend and have to say they were well received(scoffed) by all. Another winner for dinner

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