Chicken Iskender Kebab (Tavuk Iskender)

Chicken Iskender Kebab (Tavuk Iskender)
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A more healthy version of one of the best dishes in Turkish cuisine… Unbelievably tasty for me:) Hope you will agree with me…

Some of you may get surprised at how easy it is to make this kebab at home… I have made it, so you can make it as well.

1. Preparing the chicken: First put the vegetable oil in a pan and fry the chicken legs at medium heat. While they are getting cooked, you can start doing the sauce. When the chicken legs are fried enough, season them with red and black pepper.

2. Preparing the sauce: Put 2 table spoons of olive oil in a small deep sauce pan. Then, pour two cups of tomato sauce and let it cook for 6-8 minutes. When the sauce is boiling, add tiny-chopped or mashed garlic, oregano. Do not forget to add  salt in the amount of your preference.

3. On the other side, cut tomato into six and thin slice the bell pepper. Put them in a pan with  two table spoons of vegetable oil. It is enough to saute the tomato and the pepper for 5 minutes.

4. When everything is ready, take the pita bread and cut it into 1 inch pieces. Put the bread pieces on a flat serving plate and put the half of the chicken on them. Then, soak the bread and chicken pieces with tomato sauce.  Lastly, put some of the fried tomato and pepper on the top.

Serving suggestion: It is traditionally served with plain yogurt on the side.  You can also serve it with garden salad.


  • 2 chicken legs
  • 3 table spoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • 1 medium size green bell pepper
  • 1/2 tea spoon of oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 small size pita bread
  • 2 cups of tomato sauce
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • 1/4 tea spoon red pepper
  • 1/4 tea spoon black pepper
Serves 2
30 minutes cooking time

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