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Chicken Döner Recipe – Ersatz Döner You Can Make at Home

Chicken Döner Recipe – Ersatz Döner You Can Make at Home

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Let me start by saying that this Chicken Döner Recipe is not the same as visiting your favorite Döner stand in Germany at 1 am looking for delicious nourishment to get you through an evening of celebrating with friends. BUT… it’s a pretty darn good recipe, and it might just satisfy your cravings for those fabulous flavors. And since it’s made with chicken, you can sort of pretend it’s healthy-ish.

I know, there are also going to be a few people out there grumbling that Döner isn’t German, it’s Turkish! Well… yes… it first came to Germany in 1969 to the city of Reutlingen … but shortly after that, a Döner stand opened at Berlin’s Zoo Station, and the popularity EXPLODED! In fact, a 2007 survey determined that Döner was the most characteristic food of Berlin (pretty amazing, when you consider that the Currywurst was invented there in 1949).

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Now… this recipe is not made on a stand up Spiess…. but you can make it in your home oven, or even on a grill (oooohhhhh or on a Schwenker grill!). My daughter REFUSES to eat onions, so I use cucumbers for her instead. And we put some Tzatziki on it just for a nice fresh punch. Add the toppings you like (you can even add hot sauce!) serve it on a Pita or over a salad… and just ENJOY your Ersatz Döner!



 

Chicken Döner Recipe

There are a lot of different spices and seasonings in this marinade. Don’t leave any out.

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Chicken Döner Recipe Step by Step Photos

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Mix the Yogurt and seasonings- it will be quite strong!

 

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Put the chicken and the marinade in a bag, then in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
Chicken Doner Recipe
Run 2 skewers through the rolled up chicken thigh… it makes everything more stable

 

chicken doner recipe
Roast the chicken for 30 minutes, spoon some sauce over it… then rotate, spoon more sauce… and roast 15 more minutes.
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Looking Good!
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Or grill the skewers … don’t put the chicken directly over the flame! It will burn and dry out.
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Slice lengthwise…

 

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Get all your toppings together
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Serve and Eat!


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Comment(7)

  1. there is nothing more german than a Doner Kebap. The first thing i’m doing when i go back home to visit is going to a Kebap Haus and eating one.

  2. I made this last summer and it was a big hit, making it again this year. I loved it so much, I put the dry spices in jars and printed recipe & instructions as gift tags for gifts for colleagues. They’ve all since been kebab converts!

  3. Visited Germany a while back and fell in love with Doner kebabs. I’ve been craving them ever since! I’m trying it out this weekend

    1. Let me know how it goes…(and keep in mind that this won’t be exactly like the one you had from Döner stand)

  4. Hello! I tried this and it was great!!! One question though… what was I supposed to do with the tomato paste??? Was it supposed to go in the marinade??

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