How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Dry toast the saffron threads over medium heat in the skillet only IF the saffron is not dry enough to crush into a powder. This should only take about 1-2minutes if you are starting with a cold pan, make sure not to let it burn.
  • Remove the saffron, crush and add to the hot stock-set aside.
  • Turn the heat up to med-high, add the olive oil and chicken. Brown the chicken on both sides (about 5 minutes).Remove from pan -set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, cook the onions & rasped ginger until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic, minced ginger, salt and pepper and continue cooking until onions are lightly caramelized.
  • Turn the heat up to high and deglaze the pan using the plain chicken stock. When deglazed, remove from the heat add the saffron chicken stock. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up, cover and back at 350* for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove the lid from the pan, flip the chicken pieces and cook for another 10 minutes. At that this point remove the pan from the oven, remove the chicken from the pan and place the pan over high heat. Bring drippings to a boil and allow to reduce about 3 minutes. Stir in yogurt, bring back to a boil while stirring, remove from heat and place chicken along with any juices that collected on the holding plate/bowl back in pan.
  • After I cooked it I reasoned that I could have cooked the rice right in the oven with everything if I'd had a mind to. Of course I think I would omit the yogurt at the end if I had done that. I was surprised & pleased by how much heat the ginger brought to the party. I'll probably tinker with this recipe a bit more but we thought it was pretty good.
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  • dancingfox 7 years ago
    You have ginger root on their twice. Is this intention or an accident? It sounds DELICIOUS though. I'm going to take a shot at this! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This chicken sounds delicious to me I love fragrant saffron and it is colorful too.
    Pilaf is my favorite side with chicken. who could resist fresh organic broccoli.
    Did you grow it yourself?
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wow oh wow - this is beautiful and sounds so delicious! I'm saving your recipe to my short list and I must taste this. Thanks so much... :) Vickie
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