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Chicken Musakhan

Chicken Musakhan is One of the most traditional and famous Palestinian Main dish. Chicken, onion, olive oil, special bread and sumac are very important ingredients when cooking musakhan. Enjoy Palestinian cooking!

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 55 minutes


1½ kg whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces
6 cups water or 1500 ml
¾ cup olive oil or 185 ml
3 medium onions or 450 g, sliced
1 cube MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon, crumbled
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sumac
3 tablespoons pine seeds, toasted
6 loaves iranian bread, cut into 20 square pieces 15x15cm each piece


Place chicken and water in a large pot and bring to boil. Remove froth as it appears then simmer for 45-50 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and throw away the water. Set aside to cool. Remove and throw bones and skins. Flake chicken to strips and keep aside.

Warm olive oil in a pot; add onions and fry for 5 minutes or until the onions become tender.

Add the prepared chicken strips, crumbled MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cube, black pepper, sumac and pine seeds. Simmer and stir for 2 minutes or until all are well combined (add salt if it’s needed).

Add some chicken mixture evenly on a center of each piece of bread. Roll bread and place it in a baking dish.

Brush with some olive oil the top of each roll. Bake in a 230ºC preheated oven until bread becomes slightly brown in color.

Cooking tips : Add to the chicken while boiling 6 pieces of each: whole cardamom, small cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and whole black pepper.

Nutrition Information
Fats : 58.00 g
Protein : 42.00 g
Carbohydrate : 32.00 g
Energy : 819.00 Kcal

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