Chicken and Pomegranate Stew

    Chicken and Pomegranate Stew


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    Pomegranate and Chicken Stew, 'Khoresh Fesenjan', is a dish in Persian cuisine. Chicken, onions, finely processed walnuts and pomegranate juice are simmered to perfection. Serve with saffron steamed basmati rice. Enjoy!

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 750g chicken legs, cut up
    • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
    • 250g walnuts, toasted and finely chopped in a food processor
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 cups (1 litre) pomegranate juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
    • 2 tablespoons sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Ready in:2hours45min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Place chicken and onions in frypan then cook 20 minutes; stirring occasionally.
    2. Mix in pureed walnuts, salt, pomegranate juice and cardamom. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low then cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours; stirring occasionally. (If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in 1/4 cup warm water.)
    3. Mix in sugar, adjust seasoning and simmer 30 minutes more.

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