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Persian Chicken Joojeh Kabobs Recipe

Persian Chicken Joojeh Kabobs Recipe

Persian Chicken Joojeh Kabobs Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Persian
Servings 5
Calories 436 kcal


  • 907 g Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • ½ tsp Saffron Strands
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 cup  Yogurt
  • Half of Lemon Juice


  • Start by cutting the chicken into 1.5 inch cubes for skewering.
  • Peel and thinly slice or grate the onions.
  • In a mortar and pestle, grind the saffron until it forms a powder, then bloom it by adding 2 tablespoons of hot water to it and allowing it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the yogurt, onions, saffron, salt, pepper and lemon juice until well combined.
  • Marinate the chicken in the yogurt mixture, preferably in an air tight container overnight for optimal flavour.
  • Take the chicken out of the fridge 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Skewer the chicken if you are grilling, preferably on metal skewers. You can also use wood skewers, but make sure to soak them in water for 1 hour before using.
  • Grill the chicken on an outdoor grill, a stove top skillet or grill pan on medium heat for about 5-6 mins on each side. Ensure chicken is white and cooked through on the inside, and golden on the outside.
  • You can also bake in the oven for 20-25 mins at 400F, turning half way.
  • Serve with bread, and if you like some grilled onions, grilled tomatoes, sumac onions and salad on the side.


  • If you don't have an outdoor grill, you can grill indoors on a grill pan or use the oven baked method.
  • Marinate overnight for optimal flavour.

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