Now you can make a tasty takeaway with this Easy Chicken Döner Kebab recipe at home, with a Tefal Optigrill and some every day seasonings and herbs. Serve with grilled pitta breads, Greek yoghurt and salad for a fabulous “Fakeaway”
I get sent lots of different appliances to review, and it’s fair to say that I am a bit of a gadget queen! However, I DO use the gadgets that I like, and rather than putting them away, they are left out on my kitchen surface, ready to use; today’s appliance review for the Tefal Optigrill Plus is one of my “love appliances” – as soon as I unpacked the machine, I knew it was love at first sight for many reasons…….firstly, the Optigrill felt sturdy and reliable, it wasn’t flimsy or lightweight – the down side of this is that it does take up some considerable space in the kitchen, but, it is such a handy machine, that you will find yourself using it everyday, just as I do. Thus far, I’ve made grilled cheese sandwiches in it, as well as grilling sausages, bacon and steaks too; but, it’s a Mediterranean recipe for Easy Chicken Döner Kebab that I’d like to share with you today, which was cooked to perfection in the Tefal Optigrill.
Secondly, once I had unpacked the Optigrill, I was pleased to see so many helpful leaflets and instructions; there was a card for steak cooking and how to achieve the perfectly cooked steak to taste, as well as an easy “quick start” booklet, which I used for my first cooking foray. It also became apparent quite quickly that this was a “plug and play” appliance, with no complicated instructions to read for hours, this is mainly down to the rather nifty automatic detecting sensor which regulates grilling temperature according to the size of the meat so it knows what you’re cooking…….as well as this, you can select exactly what you are cooking, from bread and veggies to fish and meat, it’s so easy to set the time and method of grilling to suit whatever you are doing. I kicked off using my Optigrill with a grilled cheese sandwich, and worked my way up to grilled gammon steaks and then today’s recipe for Easy Chicken Döner Kebab.
The unique features that I love on the Tefal Optigill go on, and here’s a few that I’ve highlighted as useful for busy or nervous cooks in the kitchen!
The LED Cooking Level Indicator which makes it clear when your meat or fish is done. The cooking indicator will change colour and beep for rare, medium, well done.
A thickness detecting sensor which regulates grilling temperature according to the size of the meat so it knows what you’re cooking.
The abundance of meat grilling pre-sets: burgers, chicken, bacon, sausage, steak and fish.
The drainage system which stops meat being saturated in grease.
The OptiGrill takes the fear out of grilling, so you don’t need to worry when buying quality ingredients as you know they’ll be perfectly cooked every time.
Dishwasher Safe – cooking plates and drip tray are dishwasher safe.
Six Cooking Programmes – for different types of food comprising: Burgers; Poultry; Sandwiches; Sausages: Red Meat and Fish.
Today’s recipe for my easy chicken döner kebab was cooked to perfection on the Optigrill, using the chicken and then the sandwich setting for the pitta breads. The recipe is also easy to prepare, and after an initial marinade for several hours, or overnight, it tastes remarkably similar to a take away kebab, but with less fat. This would make a fabulous Friday Night Fakeaway dish to cook for all the family, serve it with chips for a naughty side, or with salad for a smug accompaniment. You can prepare the chicken and onions the night or morning before you want to cook it, and all that is needed then are some pitta breads, yogurt and salad fixings. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as well all do here at Chez Lavender and Lovage, I HAVE included other cooking instructions in the recipe for those of you who don’t have the Tefal Optigrill. That’s all for today, see you soon with more recipes, reviews and traveller’s tales. Karen
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Easy Chicken Döner Kebab
|Prep time||4 hours, 10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||4 hours, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Hot|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Casual Party|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced into rings
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Greek style yoghurt (can be omitted for dairy free option)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic granules
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- juice of half a lemon
- pitta breads (to serve)
- Greek style yoghurt (to serve)
- Sliced cucumbers (to serve)
- Lettuce leaves (to serve)
Now you can make a tasty takeaway for Chicken Döner Kebab at home, with a Tefal Optigrill and some every day seasonings and herbs! Serve with grilled pitta breads, Greek yoghurt and salad for a fabulous "Fakeaway"!
|Step 1||Make sure the chicken breasts are chilled or even semi frozen before slicing them; slice them very thinly into strips.|
|Step 2||Mix the chicken strips and sliced onions together and put them into a covered container.|
|Step 3||Mix the oregano, olive oil, yoghurt (if using), garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice together to make a paste. Spoon the paste over the chicken and onions, turning them all over to coat. Cover and allow to marinate in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours before grilling.|
|Step 4||When you are ready to cook the chicken, turn the Tefal OptiGrill on and set it to the chicken setting. Allow to machine to heat up, the coloured dial will tell you when the machine is ready to use. (If you don't have this type of grill, use one that you do have, or grill the chicken conventionally under the grill in an oven)|
|Step 5||Place the chicken and onions on the grill, and close the lid. The grill has automatic sensor cooking which adapts the temperature and cooking cycle to thickness and number of pieces, and the machine will beep when the chicken is cooked - mine took 6 minutes and was cooked perfectly.|
|Step 6||Whilst the chicken is cooking, prepare the plates for serving; slice some cucumbers and wash some lettuce leaves. As soon as the chicken is cooked, cover it and keep it warm whilst you grill the pitta breads in the machine - again, there is a bread setting for grilling bread - mine took 2 minutes to cook.|
|Step 7||Serve the Chicken Döner Kebab with the hot pitta breads, lettuce, cucumber and Greek style yoghurt - you can also serve them with chips and a side salad too.|
This sounds delicious. I wouldn’t have thought of cooking chicken this and I definitely wouldn’t have made a downer kebab for myself. I have a George Foreman grill so I’m going to try it on that. What a brilliant idea!
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks Laura! Yes, it will work on your type of grill too, and it is so easy to make this way, and tastes just like a proper take away but without all the fat! Karen
Glamorous Glutton says
That looks great, perfect for a Friday Fakeaway, you just need to wrap it in a paper napkin and eat it in the garden!! GG
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks GG! Yes, that is all that is needed! Karen
Since I’ve bought OptiGrill I keep making your recipe over and over again. Quick and delicious.
Karen Burns-Booth says
That’s wonderful and it’s so easy in the grill, isn’t it?
Yup. Amazing idea to marinate and grill the chicken with onions at the same time. This is actually my only complain about Optigrill. The recipe book is meh, and Tefal doest have much content about it (with an exceptionfor Tefal Australiayoutube channe). Not much about it on the Web as well since its not as popular as let’s say Airfryers.
Thank you for the recipe again!
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks for your kind comments! Karen