Joojeh Kabab Recipe
barbequed chicken with olive oil, tomatoes and saffron
Makes 4 Servings
- chicken, 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
- extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup
- 2 large onions, grated
- 4 medium tomatos
- black pepper
- saffron, 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Prepare marinade: mix olive oil, grated onions, saffron, salt and black pepper.
Wash and cut chicken into small pieces, then remove the skin.
Marinate overnight (or at least for several hours) in refrigerator. The
container should be covered.
Thread chicken on long, thin metal skewers. Thread leg and thigh pieces,
wings and breast pieces separately, as breast requires slightly less
cooking. Also thread whole tomatoes separately
on another skewer. Brush with marinade. Barbeque for about 5-10 minutes on
each side, turning frequently. Joojeh Kabab can also be prepared in the
oven. Prepare chicken as before, pre-heat the grill to a high temperature,
and place just under the grill, again
turning frequently. Serve hot with basmati rice or on middle-eastern bread.