It’s Friday, it’s the end of my working week, so I want something tasty and easy to prep and cook without falling for the friday night back up of take out.
So one of my go-to meals is easy, tasty and the kids love it as they eat with their hands and get a little messy.
Kebab! Well I say kebab, no kebab skewer in sight (mainly as I have been known to be dangerous around sharp implements), just my take on what I would (if I were) to go to the local take out (which I havn’t done in years as my days of rockin’ into the local kebaberie after a heavy night have long since passed).
Food stuffs required:
- 4 Chicken breast (I don’t mind which -defrosted frozen or free range, lived in the lap of luxury before the chop came whatever helps you sleep at night).
- 1 Iceberg lettuce (yes iceberg – tbh it’s the only thing this lettuce is good for).
- 4 Large pitta bread (again go wholemeal if you want, this is your party).
- Chilli flakes
The how to:
- Put the griddle pan on a medium / high heat now while you prep the meat (if you don’t have one use a frying pan).
- Sprinkle the chicken breasts with a good helping of paprika, a light dust of chilli flakes and salt and pepper (I only use a light amount of salt but tend to weigh in heavier on the pepper, the chilli should be to your taste, personally I like my taste buds in tact so go very lightly however hubby & the kids are quite happy to sweat).
- Throw them in the pan searing them to a nice dark golden on each side – for fat chicken breasts I like to give them 12-15 minutes on each side, purely as I don’t wish to suffer the effects of undercooked rooster but use your own judgement!
- In the meantime grab your lettuce and slice thinly – I mean thinly…
- Toast your pitta breads and split them getting the ready on a plate!
- Simple assembly – Pitta bread, generous layer of sliced lettuce, slice chicken and pop on top – voila!
Everyone has their kebab their own way, me? I like it slathered in garlic sauce and sometimes I like to add thinly sliced onions – again this is one of those dishes I encourage you to customise, so throw on some jalapenos, get out the mayo (actually a 50/50 mix of mayo & Lemon Ketchup make a very nice sauce for this as well as any other salad), make this your own, you still have time to pop to the supermarket before going home!!