Honey Saffron BBQ Chicken That You'll Be Famous For

Grill to impress with this BBQ chicken recipe, and challenge the "boring grilled chicken" myth. AKKA pomegranate vinegar sits in this recipe to revive a fruity tangy twist to the chicken, that pops and lasts in every bite. The sweet fruity savory combo of honey and AKKA vinegar pair perfectly to the earthy flavors of saffron and fresh herbs. A winner!

by Chef Malak Karakotly



1kg tawook chicken thighs (not cubed)

1/4 cup chopped coriander

1/4 cup AKKA vinegar

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup corn oil

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 lemon juice

Ground saffron

Salt to taste


1/2 cup honey

1 tbsp AKKA pomegranate vinegar

Ground saffron

Salt and pepper to taste

glossy grilled chicken


Place your chicken thighs in a bowl with all your marination ingredients and mix till incorporated. Set aside for 1 hr (preferably overnight).

In a small sauce pan, mix your glaze ingredients and bring to a boil then set aside. Place chicken on the grill, and cook both sides. Right before done, brush with honey glaze on both sides and give it a quick flash of fire on the grill. Finally, take off the grill and generously brush with the glaze again, and let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. 

Try out some sumac pickled onions too. It is a great addition for your BBQs and on any grilled meats you prefer. In a bowl, mix 1 medium sliced onion, 1 tsp sumac, 2-3 tbsp AKKA vinegar, and salt pepper to taste. Let marinate for at least 30min. Serve on top of your meats or in a bowl on the table.


chopped onions with vinegar in a bowlsaffron placed in a mortar