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Braised Chicken Thighs

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6 servings


6 large chicken thighs, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground saffron
½ cup water


In a deep nonstick pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add sliced onions. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are slightly golden. Add chicken, slightly brown on both sides for about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, saffron and water. Cover, bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low; cook for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serve with zereshk polo, sabzi polo, baghali polo, reshteh polo or other mixed rice dishes.