Joojeh Kebab (Grilled Saffron Chicken)

Joojeh Kebab is a very popular dish in Iran. This kebab is usually served at parties such as wedding ceremonies. It is a food that is almost never eaten alone but with family or in a picnic. There are two ways of serving it: with Persian rice or with Persian bread. I´ll post the recipes for Persian rice and bread soon. Grilled tomatoes are always included beside this dish, but other optional components are grilled peppers and fresh lemons.

Recipe type
Serves 4 People
Prep time
Cook Time


  • 1 Kilogram
    boneless chicken breast
  • 1
    large onion
  • ½ Cups
    olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons
  • 4 Tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 4
    medium tomatoes


  1. Cut up the chicken breast into cube pieces.

  2. Marinade the chicken with chopped onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and saffron which is finely ground. Make sure to mix the chicken pieces very well into the marinade so that all the pieces are coated. Place it in the fridge for a few hours. Note: If you want to make the chicken spicy add red pepper to the marinade.

  3. Thread chicken pieces on long, thin metal skewers and brush them with the marinade. Also thread whole tomatoes separately on another skewer.

  4. Grill them over a hot charcoal grill for about 8-15 minutes and turn them regularly to make sure both sides are equally cooked. Do not over cook the chicken as this will toughen it. Also, you want to avoid having too much of flame because your kebab will be hard on the outside and not cooked inside.

  5. Serve hot with rice or bread

5 reviews for Joojeh Kebab (Grilled Saffron Chicken)

  1. ﺯﻫﺮا


    ﺑﺎ ﺳﻼﻡ ﻋﺠﺐ ﺟﻮﺟﻪ ﻛﺒﺎﺑﻲ
    و ﭼﻘﺪﺭ اﺷﺘﻬﺎ ﺑﺮاﻧﮕﻴﺰ

  2. بهار


    وااای چقدر دلم خواست ممنونم دوست عزیز

  3. یکتا


    خیلی خوشمزس به به

  4. افشین


    دوووست دارم خیلی خوووش سلیقه هستی

  5. tavana


    dadash joon!
    Why do you harass people?
    You don’t think how I wait until the weekend to cook it?
    I’m kidding
    Thanks alot.
    This dish is very Beautiful and delicious.

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  7. Meg


    Made several times. As an Italian gal cooking for Persian and Syrian friends it got rave reviews

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