How to Make Persian Chicken Recipe with Turmeric, Saffron and Lemon Juice

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Here we bring you something that is recently gaining popularity. It is the Persian or Iranian cuisine; therefore we bring you the food of Iran. The varied flavors they use is their foods’ distinguishing characteristic. The cuisine is well suited to the non-vegans. So here’s an innovation for the chick lovers.

My best friend who stays in Iran came from there last week, I went to meet her at her home and I was literally very excited about to ask her many questions about that country.

I was talking to her about the culture and cuisine of that country and in between, I asked her about her favorite dish, she said I will make it for you now. She made Persian Chicken with Turmeric, Saffron, and Lemon Juice.

After a few hours, she came out with the chicken and it was smelling so good that I could not stop myself from eating and it was so tasty and the best chicken I ever had. Lemon chicken is a ‘heard of dish’, but the saffron flavoring is a ‘pinch of royalty’ to the simplicity. The yellow sight of the dish is due to the use of turmeric, the heavenly taste of the dish is because of the saffron.

Today, I will share the Persian Chicken Recipe with Turmeric, Saffron, and Lemon Juice it becomes a delight on a plate and as delightful in eating. Let’s make this delight as bright as sunshine to lighten our mood and day with yummy food.

Ingredients for Persian Chicken Recipe

Chicken drumsticks10 units
Chopped onion1 large unit
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Saffron mixed with water1 tbsp
Garlic Clove3
Olive Oil3 tbsp
Salt2 tbsp
Black Pepper1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon1 tsp
Yogurt1 cup
Pistachios1 cup
Cilantro1 cup
Ground Cardamon1 tsp
Fresh lemon juice½ cup

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Persian Chicken Recipe with Turmeric, Saffron and Lemon Juice

Persian Chicken recipe
  1. Rough chop onion and place in a pan.
  2. Add chicken on top. Season with salt and pepper. Add turmeric. Look at the colour, it just brightens up everything!
  3. Add 1/2 cup of water cloves, cinnamon, and cardamon. Cover and cook for a half-hour or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  4. Remember to give the whole pan a stir about 10 minutes into the cooking allowing the turmeric to coat the chicken and onions.
  5. Add yoghurt and Pistachios.
  6. When chicken is done remove from the pan and keep in a place where it stays warm.
  7. Add saffron and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. With a hand blender or a regular blender, blend the juice and onion until nice and smooth. Let reduce for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. This should take less than 10 minutes.
  9. Arrange the chicken drumsticks in a platter and pour the sauce over the chicken.

The delight is ready to savor. The people of Iran have a speciality in serving the Persian Chicken Recipe with rice. So this ready dish can be served with rice to feel the cuisine delighting your taste buds.

Nutritional Facts Of Persian Chicken Recipe with Lemon Juice

Carbohydrates45 g
Fats10 g
Protein28 g
Sodium0 mg
Potassium0 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

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