This is a classic Persian chicken kabob that is very delicious and tasty. Serve with roasted tomatoes, fresh onions, sliced lemons, and rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 kabobs
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine onion, lime juice, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and saffron in a large glass bowl. Mix in olive oil. Press chicken into the bowl lightly and cover with plastic wrap. Let marinate for 6 hours to overnight, mixing every few hours to make sure chicken is coated.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from the bowl, shake off excess marinade, and discard marinade left in the bowl. Place chicken onto metal skewers, making sure it's not too tightly packed.

  • Cook skewers on the preheated grill until chicken is browned and no longer pink in the center, turning as needed, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Cook's Notes:

You can use boneless chicken thighs cut into quarters instead of chicken breasts.

You can use soaked bamboo skewers instead of metal.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 47.7g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 129.3mg; sodium 1277.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
Absolutely delicious! I love Persian food and don't get to have it very often. These kabobs will become a staple in my house. I marinated the meat for about 8 hours. I would probably go a little less next time. While the flavor was amazing, the acidic citrus juices were just starting to "cook"/toughen the chicken. I served the kabobs with saffron rice, grilled tomatoes and onion. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
Absolutely delicious! I love Persian food and don't get to have it very often. These kabobs will become a staple in my house. I marinated the meat for about 8 hours. I would probably go a little less next time. While the flavor was amazing, the acidic citrus juices were just starting to "cook"/toughen the chicken. I served the kabobs with saffron rice, grilled tomatoes and onion. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2020
I made these exactly as the recipe states. They were a bit too salty for my taste, but eaten with a cucumber mint yogurt sauce helped eliminate that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2020
delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
Yumminess. I love the citrus Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2020
All time family favorite. Brings me back to my fathers cooking. Make it just as the recipe calls for! Read More