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Fesenjan II (M, KLP)
Source: Unknown
Serves: 6

2-1/2 chicken fryers
2 cups walnuts
4 tbsp. olive oil
3-1/2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 to 3 tbsp. pomegranate syrup
2 tbsp. tomato sauce
1 tbsp. sugar

Wash and prepare chicken for frying.

Sauté the chicken in olive oil until brown on all side. As an alternative, the chicken may be baked in a 350° oven for 45 minutes. Put aside.

Sauté the onion until golden. Add tomato sauce and sauté for a few minutes.

Add the walnuts and continue to sauté, taking care not to burn.

Add water, seasonings, lemon juice, and pomegranate syrup. Cover and cook for about 35 minutes. If too sour add more sugar.

Arrange sautéed chicken over sauce and simmer for an additional 20 minutes. Serve over white rice.

Pomegranate syrup is available at Middle Eastern markets.

Posted by Caryn Bloomberg

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A