5 from 2 votes
joojeh kabob
Joojeh Kabob
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Joojeh kabob is a Persian kebab prepared with juicy pieces of chicken marinated in lemon juice as well as saffron and finely chopped onion.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 2 lb skinless and boneless chicken breast
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground saffron powder , dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a bowl, combine onion, olive oil, lemon juice, saffron, salt and pepper. Blend well.
  2. Pour the mixture over the chicken in a large flatter bowl or pan, and make sure that all the chicken pieces are fully covered with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.
  3. Thread the chicken pieces onto narrow flat metal skewers. Place the skewers on a hot gril. Cook the chicken at least 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Check the doneness of the joojeh kabob by cutting through one piece of chicken with a knife. If it is white and juicy, it is ready to eat.
  4. Serve with grilled vegetables, Persian rice or lavash bread.