Pomegranate Chicken Kebabs
Serves: 20
A ground chicken kebab studded with ruby red pomegranate arils, spices and saffron.
  • 2 lbs/1 Kg ground chicken
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils, about one pomegranate
  • ½ small red onion, medium dice
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ½ teaspoon all spice, ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • generous pinch saffron
  • generous handful, chopped fresh mint
  • oil to fry
  1. Pretty easy!
  2. Mix everything together and shape into patties.
  3. You can make the mix ahead and chill in the fridge until ready to cook.
  4. Wet your hands with some water before shaping, makes it easier.
  5. If you're frying the patties, pour a a thin layer of oil in a fry pan and shallow fry the patties till lightly browned on both sides.
  6. They will take barely 5-7 minutes.
  7. I didn't make my patties too thick since I prefer them thinner and browned.
  8. If you want to broil them, lay them on a baking tray and broil till firm and lightly browned, about 12 to 15 minutes.
The brown sugar can be omitted if desired, but I like the hint of sweetness. The saffron too can be omitted, but if you like saffron, you'll like it in these kebabs. The arils should stay embedded in the kebab, I had no trouble with them falling out. You can always use a Middle Eastern ready made spice mix if desired. The taste will be a bit different but should still taste good.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 2270 Fat: 116g Saturated fat: 29g Unsaturated fat: 77g Trans fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 105g Sugar: 76g Sodium: 3081mg Fiber: 10g Protein: 216g Cholesterol: 971mg
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/pomegranate-chicken-kebabs/