Thursday, March 12, 2009

Joojeh kebabs (Nice foods from TURKEY)

Joojeh kebabs are 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. This recipe calls for a whole chicken.


  • 1 3-4 lb. chicken, cut into pieces (thighs, legs, breasts)
  • 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 up whole chicken into pieces (legs, thighs, wings, and breasts). Mix together remaining ingredients to make a marinade. Soak chicken 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 on skewers and cook until chicken reaches at least 165(F), about 20-30 minutes on the grill or 30 minutes in the oven.