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Joojeh Kabab, Persian Grilled Saffron Chicken

The ingredients for Joojeh Kabab are:


2 pound skinless, boneless  chicken breasts

1 Onion

3 Tablespoon lime juice

1 teaspoon Saffron

Salt and pepper

  1. In a bowl combine onion, olive oil, lime juice,  saffron, salt and pepper. Blend well into a smooth mixture, adjust the seasoning with lime juice and salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the mixture over the chicken in a large bowl, making sure that all the pieces are fully covered with the sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
  3. Thread the chicken pieces onto metal skewers, place the skewers on the hot grill and continue grilling until chicken pieces are well cooked.

Serve warm with rice, yogurt, salad, fresh herbs and pickles. Or, you can make a joojeh kabab sandwich with warm bread, lettuce, tomato and onion slices with a dollop of yogurt and cucumber dressing.


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