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Recipe for family meals :

Saffron Chicken

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.


8 chicken breast halves, marinated

1 cup plain yogurt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh herbs
1 tsp. chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 tsp. saffron

1 cup white wine
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 medium size tomato, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream


To prepare chicken:

  • Mix marinade ingredients together well.
  • Marinate chicken, covered, in refrigerator, for 6 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Drain chicken well and place on grill or in oven and cook until done.

To prepare sauce:

  • Saute onion, tomato and chicken in olive oil and white wine. Simmer to reduce.
  • Add salt and pepper and spinach, cream, garlic and lemon juice.
  • Simmer to reduce, watching so cream does not separate.
  • Add saffron and mix at the moment you are ready to serve.
  • Pour sauce over chicken, to serve.

Serves 4