Oven Baked Chicken Kabab/Kabob (Parsi / Irani Style )

Chicken cubes marinated with herbs, spices and baked in oven.

Chicken Kabab (Irani /Persian style)

While exploring some of the restaurants in our local area, we decided to have dinner at one of the Irani restaurants which is just minutes away from where we live. We had this chicken kabab roll and eggplant dip, and it was delicious. We also read the detailed description on the menu, of the ingredients that had gone into making both the dishes so that we could try to recreate the dish later. So here is the recipe inspired by the Irani restaurant.The ingredients used are in very smaller quantities( you can find about smaller measurements link here ) and  must say the recipe turned out and tasted exactly as in a restaurant! We probably had some changes according to our convenience for ex., we used the electric oven instead of a fire oven/grill.

1 lb chicken, boneless, cubed
4 tbsp yogurt
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp oil
1 pinch turmeric
2 pinch corriander powder
2 pinch red chilli powder
1 pinch saffron
1 pinch cumin powder
salt to taste
1/4 tsp of minced parsley(optional)

(1 pinch = 1/16 tsp)

Preparation Method:
1. Marinate the chicken with all the above ingredients mixed together. Cover and refrigerate for 20 - 24 hours
2.  Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and keep it a room temperature. Also keep the wooden skewers soaked in water for 5 -10 minutes.
3. Thread the chicken cubes on to the skewers and keep them into the oven for baking. (Instead of oven, a charcoal grill can also be used.)
4 Heat the oven at 350 deg C and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. To blacken the chicken cubes a little, before removing, keep the heat setting on broil for 1 minute.
5. Remove and serve with rice, or bread or use in a sandwich with lavash bread !

This is my entry to Parsi Cuisine  hosted by Meera and RCI event started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine)

Preparation Time: 40 mins
Serves: 2- 4

You will need oven (or grill ) and skewers
Oven can be preheated before baking the chicken, but have to be careful while placing the skewers.
keep an aluminium foil below so that the oil or fat drippings don't spoil the electric coil ( I have an electric oven, so have no idea about gas ovens!)

Tags: oven baked chicken, kabab kabob, oven temperature for baking chicken, irani, parsi, persian, oven, bake, how to bake chicken pieces,marinate, masala, spices, how to make kababs in oven, parsley, saffron, cumin, coriander, yogurt,


Kanchan said...

Hey thanks for dropping by! Loved these kabab recipe.

Anonymous said...


this dish is very delicious and very tasty

Meera said...

Thanks so much for participating in RCI -Parsi. Looks delicious!!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

YUM! Thanks - I've saved this recipe to use for later!
Have you been to The Orchard Market and Cafe (another Persian restaurant in our area)? I LOVE that place!

Yasmeen said...

Awesome spicy kababs!

Nabila said...

It's a simple and wonderful receipe. I may add that if the chicken cubes are poked with a knife, before applying the ingredients, then the chicken will be more flavorful.

It's a tasty receipe that also can be served at parties.

SE(Denufood) said...

Thank you all for wonderful comments..and suggestions too..

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