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Monday, March 19, 2007

Chicken Doner Kebab

(Tavuk Doner)

Chicken Doner Kebab
2 pieces of chicken breast, boneless, skinless, seasoned with salt and pepper, rubbed with 1 tbsp olive oil
~175 g ground chicken
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Add the onion, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper into the ground chicken. Knead and give it a round shape, then place in the middle of the two pieces of chicken breast.

Cover in plastic wrap and leave in the freezer overnight. The next day remove them from the fridge 45 minutes before cutting. Use a knife, electric knife or meat cutter to shred it. Then fry in a Teflon pan (be careful not to over-fry) on both sides. Serve inside a bread corner or on a pide with Yogurt Sauce and tomato slices. If you like, you can also add lettuce leaves or onion slices too....

Makes 2 servings.

Sauce for Chicken Doner Kebab

Sauce for Chicken Doner Kebab
1 cup yogurt
1 small cucumber, discard the seeds with a teaspoon, grated and squeezed dry
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 garlic clove, smashed with salt
1 pinch sugar

Mix all the sauce ingredients and have it with Chicken Doner Kebab.

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At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that looks delicious!

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Yaramaz said...

I've never seen doner with sauce before. Is it a regional thing? I've been living in Turkey for about 5 years and all my doners have been very simple and unsauced (except iskender, if it counts). Your sauce looks great though.I love your recipes.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Yaramaz,
Iskender is a kebab as you know and it's served with pide and tomato sauce. It is a traditional dish and can't be changed:) Chicken Doner is new, it emerged as an alternative doner after mad-cow disease, it can be served however you like, without yogurt or with yogurt:) I am sure there are a lot of dishes that Turkish cuisine offers you did not taste yet...5 years is a very short period to discover Turkish Cuisine:) I am a Turk who was born and raised in Turkey and I am still

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how you keep it in between the 2 breast?. is it like slicing the breast and wraping the ground with it?
thank you

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Mustafa,
Place ground chicken in the middle of the two pieces of chicken breast, like sandwich. Leave in the freezer overnight. Then slice and cook.

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

binnur hanim,

im a little confused about this thick do i cut the chicken slices? and do i cut it horizontally? what about when i get to the mince part do i just continue cutting? thank u :)


At 6:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Cindy,
Place the frozen chicken on the cutting board. One of the chicken pieces should be on the bottom. It is like a sandwich - there is a ground chicken between the two buns (buns = chicken pieces).
First, you will start to cut from the top which is one piece of chicken, then continue to cut the ground chicken, and finally you will reach to the second piece of chicken at the bottom. Cut it in thin slices. Every slice should have ground chicken between the two pieces of chicken.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger M.D. said...

I'm about to rock the socks off this recipe. I'll report back how it turns out!! I'm excited. Turkish food is the best I've had around the world.

At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Maham said...

Just tried this recipe with absolutely no background in making Turkish food at all. Turned out great!! The chicken is tender and juicy and has so much flavor and just goes perfectly with the sauce. Thank you so much for this easy recipe :) My family LOVED it!

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Binnur Hanim, bir sey soracaktim. Electric knife gibi bir seyim yok. Dondurduktan sonra normal buyuk bir bcakla kesmek ne kadar zor olur sizce? Siz nasil kesiyorsunuz? Cevabiniz icin simdiden cok tesekkurler.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Ben elektrikli bicak kullaniyorum ama normal buyuk boy bicak ile de kesebilirsiniz:) Kesilecek tavuk azaldigi zaman kagit havlu ile tutun elinizden kaymasin. Afiyet olsun!


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