Musakhan is a traditional Palestinian country dish of chicken flavored with sumac and other aromatic spices served on taboon bread. It is also very popular in Jordan where there is a very large Palestinian population.Taboon is a type of flatbread that is baked in a taboon, an outdoor oven made of mud-brick and clay.But as this bread is not commonly available you may also substitute lavash or regular pita bread.
4 servings, as a meal
8 servings, as a snack
3 tbsp. olive oil
3-4 onions, chopped
1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
2tsp. ground sumac
1 tsp. ground cinammon
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
2 oz. pine nuts (optional)
4 pita pockets
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Heat oil in a pan and stir in onions and cook until transluscent.
- Add chicken and sumac.Cook for a few minutes to sear the chicken, then reduce the heat and stir in the spices and lime juice.Cook for about 10 minutes until chicken is tender.
- Arrange chicken evenly on top of pita bread.Sprinkle with pine nuts, if using . Put pita on top of baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.Can be accompanied with strained yougurt spooned on top.