Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great way to prepare chicken, it tastes great and it's good for you. A good alternative to typical barbecue food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put saffron in a small cup with 2 tbsp hot water.
  2. Let soak for a few minutes.
  3. In a large shallow dish, combine yogurt, mint, shallot, fresh and granulated garlic.
  4. Add saffron and soaking liquid.
  5. Add chicken pieces; cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours.
  6. Light an outdoor grill or heat a stovetop grill pan.
  7. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto skewers.
  8. Grill kebabs until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes per side.
Most Helpful

Made this recipe for dinner last night and it was fabulous. I did make a couple small changes as an extra tablespoon of yogurt and mint and I also used 2 shallots and 2 cloves of garlic. Marinated the chicken for around 6 hours and then added whole baby bella mushrooms and sliced green pepper before I put it on the skewers. I made sure the vegetables were covered with the marinade as well. Chicken was tender and delicious and we enjoyed this very much and will be making it again.

BettyBP July 31, 2008

I think this has great possibilities but would probably tinker a bit more. Even the tiny amount of safron specified here seemed to overwhelm the other flavors in the marinade. I made a half batch and would suggest no more than 2 or 3 threads for a full one - this coming from someone who really like saffron. The combination of mint, shallots and saffron was quite good though a bit off balance for me. Glad to have come across this recipe and hope that others will give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing.

justcallmetoni October 18, 2005