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    Saffron Chicken

    Saffron Chicken. Photo by JustJanS

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    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    JustJanS's Note:

    This yummy curry is one of my husbands specialities.

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    1. 1
      Toast the saffron strands in a dry pan over a medium heat for about 1 minute taking care not to burn them.
    2. 2
      Cool, and then crush them with the back of a spoon.
    3. 3
      Dissolve them in 1 tablespoon of very hot water.
    4. 4
      Heat the ghee (or whatever you use), and gently fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chillis until the onion is soft and golden.
    5. 5
      Add garlic.
    6. 6
      Add the dissolved saffron to the pan with the cardomon, then add the chicken.
    7. 7
      Turn the chicken pieces in the mix, coating well.
    8. 8
      Add the salt, cover and cook for 25 minutes until the chicken is tender.
    9. 9
      Uncover the pan and continue cooking, turning often until the liquid is almost gone.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2003


      THIS...IS......OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! Have only two people here, but I knew we'd love it so i made the whole amount so we'd have leftovers. This dish filled my apartment with heavenly scents.. we couldnt wait to dig in!!! The chicken takes on a beautiful color and magnificent flavor!! The times were very accurate... and the ingredients were just perfect. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Jan. This is a keeper!!! I will make it OVER and Over and over again! :-)

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    • on May 27, 2007


      I made a healthier version of this using sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts, less butter, and half the salt, and it was fantastic! My husband ranks it as one of his favorite dishes, and it freezes very well too. I serve it over basmati rice with a side of okra and tomatoes.

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    • on October 19, 2012


      I do not like meat. I threatened the family if they ate the last piece of chicken. Thanks so much for this recipe...It's nice to enjoy eating the same thing everyone else eats sometimes!

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    Nutritional Facts for Saffron Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (270 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 552.7
    Calories from Fat 367
    Total Fat 40.8 g
    Saturated Fat 14.8 g
    Cholesterol 179.8 mg
    Sodium 1020.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 39.3 g

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