Musakhan Recipe: Indulge in the Aromatic Flavors of Palestinian Cuisine

Dish recipes: Musakhan
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Embark on a culinary journey to Palestine with Musakhan, a traditional dish that tantalizes the taste buds with its rich spices and tender chicken. This iconic Palestinian meal is a celebration of flavor and heritage, making it a beloved favorite among locals and food enthusiasts alike.


2 lbs (0.9 kg) chicken, cut into pieces

4 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tablespoons of sumac

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

Flatbread (such as taboon or pita) for serving

Chopped fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts for garnish


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add thinly sliced onions and cook until caramelized and golden brown. Season the chicken pieces with sumac, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Place the seasoned chicken pieces on top of the caramelized onions in the skillet. Cover the skillet and let the chicken cook for about 30-40 minutes, or until fully cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, lightly toast the flatbread in the oven. Once the chicken is cooked, arrange the toasted flatbread on a serving platter. Transfer the cooked chicken and caramelized onions onto the flatbread, spreading evenly. Garnish Musakhan with chopped fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts before serving.


Musakhan is traditionally served hot, straight from the oven, with the aromatic flavors wafting through the air. Serve it alongside a crisp salad, pickles, and yogurt for a complete Palestinian dining experience. Enjoy each flavorful bite with your favorite flatbread.

Musakhan is more than just a dish it's a cultural heritage that reflects the warmth and hospitality of Palestinian cuisine. With its aromatic spices and succulent chicken, this recipe invites you to savor the flavors of Palestine in every bite.