Quick Musakhkhan: Chicken with Bread

Musakhkhan is a slow cooked Palestinian dish featuring Sumac and onions. This is a quick version of Musakhkhan. It doesn’t result in the tender chicken of the original, but it is tasty.

Quick Musakhkhan: Chicken with Bread


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 big onions sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 500 grams chicken breast cut into cubes of 2-3 cm
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • bit chilli e.g. harissa
  • salt and pepper
  • [Optional] 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Baharat
  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 2 fresh tomatoes cut into eighths
  • 1 teaspoon Sumac
  • Fresh parsley or coriander


  • Fry the onion in a wok until golden
  • Add garlic.
  • Fry chicken, cumin, chilli, salt, pepper and Baharat on high until the chicken changes colour
  • Add pine nuts
  • Fry until the pine nuts are golden.
  • Add tomatoes
  • Cook 1 minute.
  • Put into serving dish
  • Sprinkle Sumac on top
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or coriander


Baharat is an Arab spice mix. It comes in different combinations depending on the country.

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