Iranian Jūje-kabāb, along with lemon, grilled tomatoes, baked carrot, French fries, and bread
Jujeh Kabab rice

Jujeh kabab (Persian: جوجه‌ کباب, literally "grilled chick") is an Iranian dish that consists of grilled chunks of chicken which are sometimes with bone and other times without bone.[1] It is one of the most common and popular dishes of Iran.[2] It is common to marinate the chunks in minced onion, lemon juice and saffron.[3]

It is sometimes spelled as Joojay kebob or Joojeh kabab.[1] Often served on chelo rice or wrapped in lavash bread, both of which are staples in the Iranian cuisine.[4] The former is more often served in restaurants and elaborate parties such as wedding receptions while the latter is often eaten in domestic settings, kebab joints and picnics or packed for road trips. Other optional components include grilled tomatoes, peppers (grilled or raw), fresh lemons or other vegetables.[5]



Combine chicken, yogurt, onions, olive oil, lemon juice, saffron, and salt in a container. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Thread chicken onto skewers and cook on a preheated grill for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Joojeh Kabob جوجه کباب". Persian Mama. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  2. ^ "Saffron and lemon chicken (Joojeh Kabab)". Irish Times. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  3. ^ "Chicken Kabab (Jujeh kabab) Recipe". Chowhound. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  4. ^ "Joojeh Kabab, Persian Grilled Saffron Chicken". Turmeric & Saffron. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  5. ^ Micheel, Uwe. "Ramadan recipes: Savor Iran's succulent Joojeh Kebab". Al Arabiya News. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  6. ^ a b "Joojeh kabab Recipe (Persian Saffron Chicken Kebab)". Cooking County. Retrieved 2023-04-03.