Chicken Kuku Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Kuku recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Kuku using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Traditional Persian recipe. Warm or cold appetizer or a main course with yogurt or a salad and bread. Najmieh Batmanglij.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Kuku

1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts , diced
2 onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 eggs
1/4 tsp saffron, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Chicken Kuku

  1. In a skillet, brown the onions in 3 tbsp oil. Remove and set aside. Add chicken pieces and saute until cooked through. Remove and set aside to cool.

  2. Break eggs into a bowl. Add the browned onions, saffron water, baking powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Beat the mixture thoroughly with a fork.

  3. Add the chicken pieces to the egg mixture. Mix, taste, and adjust seasonings.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet, pour in the egg mixture, then cook, covered, over low heat until it has set -- about 15 minutes.

  5. Turn the kuku over by cutting it into wedges then turning them over one by one. Add more oil if needed, cover and cook 15 minutes longer until golden brown.

Categories

Chicken, Eggs, Appetizers, Main Dish, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
474
Calories from Fat
298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
33.1g
51%
Saturated Fat
5.7g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
281mg
94%
Sodium
254mg
11%
Potassium
209mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
6.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
39.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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