Saffron Lemon Chicken with Persian Saffron Rice

  • 1 d 40 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 30 mins cook
  • 1 d Marinate
  • serves 4 people

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  1. Marita says:

    Wow, this recipe makes my mouth water. What a combination of spice.
    I am hoping to make it this weekend.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Marita for stopping by. The combination is just wonderful and the recipe so easy to make.
      Enjoy it.
      Best Giangi

  2. Amaka says:

    I really like this recipe. It looks very delicious and straightforward enough. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, it sure is and the end result is a very tender chicken and the rice, well, it is so delicious that you will make it over and over again.
      Thank you for reading my post.

  3. Lynn says:

    About how long do you cook the assembled rice? I am making this right now and need to time everything! And how are you supposed to see the rice browning on the edges if you have a towel between pan and lid?

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I usually keep it for a good 20 minutes. Lift the towel once in a while. However, you should hear the rice crackle.
      I hope this is helpful.

  4. Daniel Ng says:

    Besides your delicious recipe, your photography is brilliant! I love your photo shots. Are you using a camera or a mobile phone?

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, Daniel, for your kind compliments.
      I always use my camera, shot on RAW and transfer them to jpg with Lightroom.
      The pixel is higher and crisper than a cell phone when you upload them into your website.

  5. Nora says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious! I love to use saffron in cooking. It just makes every flavor more intense!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      It is such a subtle and wonderful flavor, absolutely.

  6. Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady says:

    Such delicious flavours in this dish. I’m dying to try that crispy rice!!!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love the crispiness, it is always gone before the rest of the rice.

  7. Jeanine says:

    This sounds delicious and perfect timing for me to share with my Persian friend coming for dinner… Thank you and I love your instructions they are so thorough..

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, I tried to be as clear as possible.

  8. Mihaela | says:

    I automatically remove the skin when I freeze chicken, and I have to make an effort to remember to leave some on for barbeques (to protect the meat). I am over careful with charred foods in general, the worst of all being carbs and fats that turn into acrylamides which are carcinogens. This is why I don’t use oil to fry foods, especially after my cancer diagnosis a few years back. I crave a crusty shell sometimes, but I won’t knowingly risk going back to the horror of chemo or radiation. Apart from that, I use saffron when cooking rice but have not yet used it for meats. I have to make a note of it.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Mihaela, I can completely understand why you do not want to eat any charred meat. Anyone in your position will do the same.
      Thank you for stopping by my page and taking the time to read my recipe.

  9. Larissa says:

    This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe 😊

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      The pleasure is all mine.

  10. Mary says:

    Lovely recipe. Saffron and rice are so good together. Mine came out perfect. I cooked the chicken on the grill to avoid using power during peak hours here in hot California. Came out just like we like it!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I am so happy you made my recipe and enjoyed it.
      Thank you!

  11. Jess says:

    This is so delicious and flavorful!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you!

  12. Nancy says:

    Wow this recipe looks so juicy and it turned out really great. Will make again

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! I am so happy you like it.

  13. Natalie says:

    Oh wow, this chicken recipe looks amazing, I am already hungry just looking at this photos, lol. Will make it this weekend, thanks!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, and enjoy it.

  14. Katie says:

    Delicious saffron lemon chicken rice recipe! I have been looking for more recipes using saffron and this is perfect!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:


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