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Saffron Chicken

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Saffron chicken is a delicious, easy recipe that makes a great family meal. It takes only a few ingredients, no kitchen talent and, even better, is an inexpensive meals to make.

This recipe is a simplified version of a Middle Eastern classic.


  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lg. onion, cut lengthwise (julienned)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water


Wash and trim chicken breasts and cut into 1 inch chunks. On the stovetop, add olive oil to a large pan and brown chicken on medium heat. Add onions and lower temperature to low-medium. Cook until onions are golden brown (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently.

In a separate saucepan, combine saffron and chicken stock and heat. Once heated, pour over the chicken and simmer on low heat 35 minutes, covered. Periodically check to see if water is needed (so chicken does not dry out) and add if necessary.

Serve chicken over rice with warm pita bread.
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 2 out of 5
Ok, but a bit boring, Member hwhit

Chicken breast dishes can be boring, but the danger with this one is that the chicken becomes dry and the sauce doesn't have a lot of flavor. The color is amazing and it has potential but needs a little tweaking. Perhaps searing the breasts whole then cutting them up?

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