Chicken Kebab

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!

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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 👍

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.

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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. 

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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.

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The Skewers

You can find these wooden skewers on Amazon.

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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Prep Time

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portion(s) 25 minutes 90 minutes




347kcal 8

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  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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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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  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 Kim,

        I think this would be better if marinaded and then cooked rather than freezing in the marinade. You could always freeze after it has been cooked, making sure you defrost thoroughly before reheating fully 😊

    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.

    2. Hi I have a Air Fryer Oven with rotisserie have you any idea how long I should cook them for? I know it’s a case of trial and error but I would be grateful for any advice.
      Thanks xxx

      1. Hi Claire!

        We haven’t tried it so I’m not sure, but if the model you have came with a manual (or you can find one online) sometimes they have conversions for oven timings that might help as a guide.

        Hope that helps! 🙂

  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?

  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!!

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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

  11. This isn’t my 2nd cooking it. Wel my boyfriend cooked it first, and has been craving it ever since. So I’m making it tonight, I can’t beleive how easy it is and tastes amazing!!!!!

  12. OMG, this is amazing! I used a mix of breast and thigh to keep my WW points down and alternated them on skewers. I also did the Nandos rice which is equally amazing.

    PON, your recipes are one of the reasons I’ve lost nearly 3 stone. I’m with Weight Watchers but recipes work well on the plan.

    I’m a foody and to be able to eat such lovely food makes losing weight easier.

  13. I forgot the lemon will it make a huge difference if I leave it out? I really can’t be bothered to walk back to the shop and I really want to make this today.

  14. I tried this yesterday it was badly burnt and dry. I put it in for hour and half (I presumed 1.5 hours was this). Where did I go wrong?

  15. Hi I made this it was amazing just one question is the sauce still ment to be a bit runny inside the layers of the chicken , the chicken was cooked through .?

  16. Hi I cooked this once and really enjoyed it, I just wondered if it can b cooked in a instant pot (Pressure cooker) if so could u advice timings and setting please

    1. Hi Kex,

      You can make it with chicken breasts though it may become dry. It will need a similar length of time due to the quantity of meat.

      Hope that helps!

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