Joojeh kebab

joojeh-kababJoojeh kebab is  a Persian type of kebab that has a unique marinade. It is perfect grilled with chicken breasts or whole pieces of chicken, grilled or baked.
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


    1 lb boneless, skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
    1/2 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon warm water
    1 large yellow onion, grated
    saffron (about 10 strands)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Rinse chicken with cold water and dry. Cut into 1 inch chunks. Mix together remaining ingredients to make a marinade. Soak chicken breast pieces in marinade for 24 hours prior to cooking in the refrigerator.

Preheat grill to medium high or oven to 350 degrees (F). Place chicken cubes on skewers and cook until chicken reaches at least 165(F), about 15-20 minutes on the grill or 20-30 minutes in the oven.

Serve joojeh kebabs over a bed or basmati rice with grilled vegetables.