Jujeh Kabob (Persian Chicken Kabobs)


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
12 kabobs


  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon crushed saffron

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • metal skewers


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

346 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1277mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 460mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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