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Romel Kouyan's golden chicken kebabs with Persian rice

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Paired with Persian rice, this chicken kebabs recipe is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and mint to complete the dish.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 1 hour marinating time
Golden chicken kebabs


  • 800g Coles Australian RSPCA Approved Chicken Thigh Fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 large brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Chargrilled tomato wedges, to serve
  • Chargrilled red onion wedges, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Mint leaves, to serve

Persian rice

  • 2 cups (400g) basmati rice, rinsed, drained
  • 2½ cups (625ml) water
  • 40g butter
  • 1 tsp salt

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  1. Step 1

    Place the chicken in a large sealable plastic bag. Add the onion, oil, lemon rind, lemon juice, turmeric, salt and pepper. Seal and toss to combine. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight to develop the flavours.
  2. Step 2

    To make the Persian rice, place the rice, water, butter and salt in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a paper towel or tea towel and cook for 15 mins or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Use a fork to separate the grains. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, thread the chicken onto 8 metal or soaked bamboo skewers. Heat a greased chargrill over medium-high heat. Cook the skewers for 5 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Step 4

    Serve the chicken and rice with tomato, onion, lemon wedges and mint.