Chicken (Or Lamb) in Pomegranate Sauce (Khoresht-E Fesenjan

Category : Chicken , Lamb

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients (Help):
2 lg Onions; chopped or sliced
5 ts Butter
1 lg Fryer chicken or 5 whole
-chicken breasts
1 Can beef bouillon or
1 c Water
2 1/2 c Finely ground walnuts
4 1/2 ts Pomegranate syrup
-(substitute sour cranber
2 1/2 ts Sugar
2 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Saffron (or turmeric)
1/4 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1/4 ts Pepper
2 ts Lemon juice

Saute the onions in 2 tbsp. of the butter until golden brown. Remove from
the pan. Add 3 more tbsp. of butter and saute the chicken pieces until
light brown. Add the bouillon and sauteed onions. cover and simmer gently
for 30 minutes. Cook and bone.

Prepare the sauce by stirring the water into the ground walnuts. Stir in
the pomegranate syrup and sugar, and simmer gently over a low heat for
10-15 minutes.

Combine the cooked, boned chicken and most of its drippings with the walnut
sauce; add the seasonings and the lemon juice; cover and simmer gently for
another hour. Adjust the seasonings by adding a little sugar if too sour,
or more pomegranate syrup if too sweet. The chicken pieces should be coated
with a rich, dark, sweet-sour sauce; there should be plenty of thick sauce.
Serve with rice.

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