Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Palestinian tradition with the renowned dish, Musakhan. This iconic Palestinian meal is a symphony of flavors, rooted in centuries-old culinary heritage. From tender roasted chicken infused with aromatic spices to the heavenly combination of sumac-laced onions and olive oil, Musakhan is a feast for the senses. In this article, we'll explore the distinctive elements of this beloved dish, offering you a tantalizing glimpse into the soul of Palestinian gastronomy. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind Musakhan's delectable charm, blending tradition with keywords to guide you through an immersive culinary experience.

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- 1 kg ready-to-use chicken thighs

- 4 red onions, ready-to-use

- 125 ml olive oil

- Preferred type of flatbread

- 1 tablespoon ground cardamom

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 1 teaspoon ground cloves

- 125 grams sumac

- 1 tablespoon salt

- 2 chicken bouillon cubes

- Water (as needed)


1. Prepping the Chicken:

  - Mix all the ground spices together.

  - Add a tablespoon of salt to the chicken and massage it in.

  - Season the chicken with the spice blend, ensuring an even coating.

  - Place the seasoned chicken in a baking dish.

2. Roasting the Chicken:

  - Sprinkle sumac over the chicken.

  - Drizzle a little olive oil over the chicken.

  - Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 45 minutes or until fully cooked.

3. Preparing the Spiced Onions:

  - Finely chop the red onions.

  - Sauté the onions in olive oil until translucent.

  - Add a teaspoon of salt, the spice blend, and 2 tablespoons of sumac.

  - Mix well and add chicken bouillon cubes.

  - Stir until the bouillon cubes dissolve.

  - Pour in 2 cups of boiling water.

  - Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mixture thickens.

4. Assembling the Dish:

  - Transfer the roasted chicken to a serving platter.

  - In a bowl, mix flatbread with the olive oil from the chicken pan.

  - Repeat with the desired amount of bread.

  - Cover the bread with the spiced onion mixture.

  - Place the roasted chicken on top.

5. Finishing Touches:

  - Broil the assembled dish for 5-10 minutes or until the bread is toasted.

  - The result is a delectable and flavorful meal of roasted chicken with spiced onions and bread.

  - Serve and savor the deliciousness of this culinary masterpiece.


Indulge in the timeless allure of Musakhan, a culinary symphony that encapsulates Palestinian tradition in every bite. Let the rich flavors of tender roasted chicken, aromatic spices, sumac-kissed onions, and olive oil linger on your palate. This isn't just a meal; it's a cultural experience. Explore the soulful charm of Palestinian gastronomy with Musakhan – a dish that echoes centuries of culinary mastery. Take these flavors into your own kitchen and relish in the enduring legacy of a meal that transcends time.

Nutrition Value

1. Ready-to-Use Chicken Thighs (1 kg):

  - Calories: Approximately 1,100 kcal

  - Carbs: 0g

  - Protein: Around 100g

  - Fat: Approximately 75g

  - Sodium: Varies (depends on seasoning)

- Nutritional Benefits: Protein-rich, nutrient-dense, versatile, and flavorful, providing essential vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet.

2. Red Onions (4 onions):

  - Calories: Approximately 200 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 48g

  - Protein: About 4g

  - Fat: Approximately 0.8g

  - Sodium: 20mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: High in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals; known for anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Olive Oil (125 ml):

  - Calories: Approximately 1,100 kcal

  - Carbs: 0g

  - Protein: 0g

  - Fat: Approximately 125g

  - Sodium: 0mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Rich in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Preferred Flatbread (Amount not specified):

  - Calories, carbs, protein, and fat vary depending on the type and quantity.

  - Nutritional Benefits: Provides carbohydrates for energy, and the choice may impact fiber content.

5. Ground Cardamom (1 tablespoon):

  - Calories: Approximately 18 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 4g

  - Protein: 0.6g

  - Fat: 0.5g

  - Sodium: 1mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Contains antioxidants and may have digestive benefits.

6. Ground Cinnamon (1 teaspoon):

  - Calories: Approximately 6 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 2g

  - Protein: 0.1g

  - Fat: 0.1g

  - Sodium: 0.1mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Antioxidant properties and potential anti-inflammatory effects.

7. Ground Black Pepper (1 teaspoon):

  - Calories: Approximately 6 kcal

  - Carbs: 1.5g

  - Protein: 0.3g

  - Fat: 0.1g

  - Sodium: 0.4mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Contains antioxidants and may aid digestion.

8. Ground Cumin (2 teaspoons):

  - Calories: Approximately 16 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 2g

  - Protein: 0.9g

  - Fat: 1g

  - Sodium: 11mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Good source of iron, aids digestion.

9. Ground Cloves (1 teaspoon):

  - Calories: Approximately 6 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 1.4g

  - Protein: 0.1g

  - Fat: 0.2g

  - Sodium: 4mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Contains antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties.

10. Sumac (125 grams):

  - Calories: Approximately 144 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 34g

  - Protein: 3g

  - Fat: 1.4g

  - Sodium: 20mg

  - Nutritional Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, may have anti-inflammatory properties.

11. Salt (1 tablespoon):

  - Calories: 0 kcal

  - Carbs: 0g

  - Protein: 0g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Sodium: Varies (depends on type and quantity used)

  - Nutritional Benefits: Essential for electrolyte balance; moderation is key.

12. Chicken Bouillon Cubes (2 cubes):

  - Calories: Approximately 20 kcal

  - Carbs: Around 3g

  - Protein: 2g

  - Fat: 0.5g

  - Sodium: 2,000mg (varies by brand)

  - Nutritional Benefits: Adds flavor, but may be high in sodium.

13. Water (as needed):

  - No significant calories, carbs, protein, or fat.

  - Nutritional Benefits: Essential for hydration; aids digestion and nutrient absorption.

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients and preparation methods.

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