Chicken Doner Kebab Taco Shells: A Meaty Crunch Fest You'd Love

When it comes to Asian delicacy, freshly cooked and roasted Kebabs tops the most-loved food list and the hunger for them can never be satiated. They just fit rightly in the hands and in the bite bigger than ever. They are great for gatherings. It is ultimately the most-favorite soul-food. It can be a 5-star served with an aromatic sauce or can be a street-style treat with piping hot green chutney. Kebabs have made an indelible mark. They are an all-time-favourites of non-veg lovers. It is the best culinary delight. It is widely consumed as snacks, side dishes, and main course and are mostly enjoyed alongside the drinks. Doner Kebabs are laden with juicy, flavourful meat with caramelized edges. The chicken marinated with rich curd and tomato paste along with aromatic spices and then wrapped within crispy Taco shells. They are a much healthier option for fast food as they are not fried deeply and filled with fresh vegetables. There is a never-ending variety of kebabs made from lamb, chicken, beef, or fish. Anyhow, pork is not used in Kebabs.

The word kebab means to ‘roast’. Kebabs hailed from Turkey when soldiers used to grill chunks of hunted animals and roasted them on swords (as skewers) in an open field. It is usually referred to as ‘Doner’ kebab in the UK, because the word means ‘rotating’. The meat is traditionally sliced, marinated, stacked and is then skewered in a slowly-vertically rotating spit. The popular Doner was created in 1972 by a Turkish chef. 


Chicken and Marinade

  • 1 kilogram chicken thighs
  • 200 grams plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 5 grams tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • Chicken Doner Kebab
  • 2 slices apple
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Chopped onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Shredded cheese
  • Coriander
  • Taco shells


Chicken and Marinade

  1. Cut chicken into smaller portions.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade - yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, tomato puree, paprika, chilli powder and curry powder. Mix well.
  3. Marinate the chicken pieces for at least half a day, preferably overnight.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Place a slice of apple on the tray. Then stick a wooden skewer into the center of the apple so that it's standing upright. Pierce the chicken through the skewer one on top of the other until all the chicken pieces are used up. Finally, top with the other slice of apple.(place the chicken in between the apple slices).
  6. Bake for at least 1 hour at 200 degrees C.
  7. Shave off chicken with a sharp knife and the great filling for tacos is ready. 
  8. Now, fill the crispy tacos with vegetables and then put the roasted chicken kebabs inside it.
  9. Serve and enjoy !!
  10. Relish the delicious chicken kebabs within the crisp of Taco wraps.