Joojeh Kababs (Saffron Chicken) with Pita Bread
These chicken kabobs come with a cultural back story and a legendary ingredient. Chicken kabobs are a classic, shareable entree savored at picnics, parties, and holidays in Iranian culture. Chef Mina introduces this traditional dish in honor of Nowruz, Iranian New Year's Day, which is celebrated in March to mark the beginning of spring. Consistent with the dish's cultural history, saffron is a traditional spice harvested by hand to this day. This subtle, but fragrant antioxidant is often referred to as the sunshine spice for its ability to improve one's mood and eyesight. The saffron adds an earthy, floral tone that blends beautifully with the tender chicken. Chef Mina recommends sliding the chicken and bell peppers off the skewers onto the tasty pita bread and taking a gigantic bite.
Ingredients: Chicken breast, onions, saffron, turmeric, lemon, sugar, olive oil, butter
Allergy: Dairy (butter), Chicken, Gluten (Pita Bread)
**Dish comes with 4 hearty kebabs**