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Persian Chicken Kabobs

Succulent and full of flavor chicken kabobs
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time8 hrs 12 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: chicken, garlic, kabob, kebab, saffron, skewers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 447kcal


  • Chicken Marinade
  • 2 lbs chicken tenders strips or thigh meat
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt
  • 1 onion
  • 2 ground cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable Side
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 small bag of haricot vert
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Over a bowl, grate a onion completely. This will get juicy! When complete, gather grated onion in hands and squeeze excess water out. Place in another mixing bowl and discard onion water or save for a soup base.
  • In the onion bowl mix add the yogurt, spices, parsley, garlic. Mix thoroughly to incorporate completely.
  • Place all in a zip lock plastic bag and refrigerate over night.
  • Grill to your liking and serve with steamed vegetables. In this meal I steamed some haricot vert with carrots. Then while hot, mixed in a bowl with some olive oil, 1/2 cup feta cheese and salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 1092mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2820IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 1.2mg