Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken

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I always love to try new things, experiment and taste dishes from all over the world but some of my absolute favourites that I will always have a soft spot for, are recipes from my hometown and my Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken is an absolute delight! Taste and perfection all over.

Put together so easily, this recipe is a go-to when you’re looking for something refreshing and tasteful to make for a quick dinner fix. Not only will it satisfy and fulfill your family and friends, it will give you a taste of being back home.



Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken – an absolute delight!

Deliciously fulfilling Mums Persian Pepper Chicken, a dish made in just 30 minutes.
A new taste of Chicken

My Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken

It’s only when you become a mother you understand how convenient “convenient” dinners are, or let’s say weeknight dinners that come together in 30 min or less which tend to usually be one pot meals or tray bakes. Tray bakes are my favourite!

This is a recipe I grew up eating regularly. As a content creator I’m always testing and filming recipes and as a result, we tend to eat everything I have tested throughout the week. This is truly a privilege of course, but through observation I have noticed that most mums I know, of all age groups, tend to have a weekly meal plan.

Meals are rotated and repeated most weeks, and thats their comfort zone. Of course that’s okay and makes life so much easier because most times our brains are drained simply by even thinking about the question of “what shall I cook tomorrow?”

This recipe is just that, the comfort zone recipe, the one pot recipe and the one that my mum would make when she was tired of asking herself and the entire household, ‘ahhh what shall I make tomorrow?’


What makes Mums Persian Pepper Chicken so special?

I’ve learnt a lot of things from my mum over the years which I will be forever grateful for but one of the things that my family, friends and guests will be forever grateful for is my mums cooking and the tips and tricks she has passed onto me.

The spices my mum uses make this recipe so unique to any other Persian Pepper Chicken recipe you will find out there. That is if there is one out there.

This Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken recipe cooks in just 30 minutes with little to no time spent on preparing which makes it the ideal go-to recipe on a busy day, which is actually everyday for me and all you mums out there or anyone who works!


Chicken with a tasty mix of vegetables

A taste of Mums Persian Pepper Chicken, unique is taste and flavour.
A mix of deliciousness – chicken, vegetables and a sprinkle of fresh parsley

Top Tips

A top tip I have for this recipe is to use chicken thigh pieces – the taste and texture contained in them come out into the mix when sizzled in the pan, adding to the flavour of the dish which also means you need to use less oil to cook them. Perfect all round!

Also, try and keep the chicken pieces small to not only fit more in the pan but also to cook well and throughly, needing only 30 minutes to complete the dish.

Top your dish with fresh parsley to give it that added flavour and serve with a side of rice to give the perfect Mums Persian Pepper Chicken dish.


The Traditions of Persian Chicken

The one thing I can honestly say and truly believe about Persian dishes, and especially Persian chicken dishes is that they look like recipes that need hours to put together. Presenting the final dish seems like you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen for ages but so many of these exquisite recipes actually take about 10 minutes to prep and no longer than 30 minutes to cook.

There are so many chicken dishes in Iran and the mix of aromatic spices make such a difference in each and every dish – and the best thing is you can experiment with the spices, adding a combination of nuts too!

Have you tried my Persian Dill and Fava Bean Stew, Tahchin Persian Saffron Rice with Chicken or Fesenjan Persian Walnut and Pomegranate stew? A taste of Persia at its finest!


Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Red Peppers
  • Olive Oil
  • Pul Biber (aleppo pepper)
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Sweet Pepper Paste
  • Tomato Puree
Ingredients needed for Mums Persian Pepper Chicken

Step by Step

Season your chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and using only a little bit of oil, let them sizzle in the pan until lightly golden. Remove the chicken and set them aside.

chicken pieces sizzled

Cut up the onions finely and sauté with the garlic, peppers and spices in the same pan for 5 minutes.

Saute the vegetables and add the spices

Add the tomato paste to the mix. Let it cook for a good 5 – 10 minutes on medium heat so all the flavours are exposed, amazing aroma and the intensity of the tomato paste colour comes through.

Add 1 cup of water and juice of a full lemon. Gently place the chicken pieces back into the sauce and let everything cook for about 30 minutes on medium heat.

Gently place the chicken pieces back into the sauce to cook well.

Top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a side of rice.

Mums Persian Pepper Chicken

Serve and enjoy 🙂


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store Mums Persian Pepper Chicken?

Once completely cooled down, cover with kitchen foil and store in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

How do I reheat my Persian Chicken?

You can either reheat your dish in a microwave for a few minutes or in the oven until nice and warm.

What can I serve with Mums Persian Pepper Chicken?

You can serve this dish with a side of rice and plenty of bread for dipping and eating. Absolutely delicious!


If you do make this Persian recipe, please tag me on Pinterest or Instagram so I can see! It’s my favorite thing to scroll through stories and see what you are all making.

And of course feel free to leave any questions, comments, or reviews! This is the best place to reach me, and I’d love to hear from you 🙂


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Mums Delicious Persian Pepper Chicken

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Season your chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and using only a little bit of oil, let them sizzle in the pan until lightly golden. Remove the chicken and set them aside.

  2. Cut up the onions finely and sauté with the garlic, peppers and spices in the same pan for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the tomato paste to the mix. Let it cook for a good 5 – 10 minutes on medium heat so all the flavours are exposed, amazing aroma and the intensity of the tomato paste colour comes through.

  4. Add 1 cup of water and juice of a full lemon. Gently place the chicken pieces back into the sauce and let everything cook for about 30 minutes on medium heat.

  5. Top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a side of rice.

  6. Serve and enjoy 🙂

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Nelly

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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