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Musakhan Chicken

  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
    A chicken recipe with a Middle Eastern taste, served with Arabic bread.


    • 1.5kg / 3 Pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 Cup sumac
    • 1 Tsp ground allspice
    • 1/4 Tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 Cup Al Wadi Al Akhdar extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 Onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 Cup pine nuts, toasted
    • 4 Large loaves of Arabic bread or Shraak bread

    Step 1

    Rub the chicken with salt pepper and cinnamon. In a large bowl, mix together the sumac, spices, nutmeg and half of the olive oil. Marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour.

    Step 2

    Heat the remaining olive oil and sauté; the onions for 4 to 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces with marinade and fry on medium-high heat until slightly golden. Cover with water and simmer until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from pan and reserve the stock.

    Step 3

    Spread the stock in a baking pan. Place the bread in the bottom and scatter the fried onions over. Layer the chicken pieces over the onions and season with salt and pepper.

    Step 4

    Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Garnish with pine seeds and serve hot

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