Chicken Döner Kebab

The döner kebab is such an iconic Turkish street snack, but in fact it was invented in Berlin! It really was! Mehmet Aygün, who had just moved to Germany, created the döner kebab in 1971 – wrapping the kebab meat in a pitta instead of serving it with rice. Unfortunately, the ‘king of kebab’ is no longer with us but his Berlin restaurant chain Hasir is still serving the tastiest döners in town! In Istanbul, the best döner kebab can be found right next to the Grand Bazaar, at Dönerci Şahin Usta. I’m using chicken meat instead of the traditional lamb or veal and am roasting it in the oven.

You can watch me make this chicken döner kebab in my second Istanbul episode.

This is a recipe from my second cookbook “Anne’s Kitchen – Barcelona, Istanbul, Berlin”.

October 17, 2014