Chicken with Pomegranates
Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 lb. fryer 2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
3 tbsp. shortening 3 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning 1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pepper 2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 large onion (finely chopped) 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice
(or 2-3 tbsp. syrup)
3 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
Wash and prepare the chicken for frying. Saute the chicken
with seasoning in shortening until light brown on all sides.
As an alternate method, the chicken may be baked at 350 degree
oven for 45 minutes.
Saute the onions in 3 tbsp. butter until golden brown. Add
tomato sauce and saute for a few minutes. Add walnuts to the
sauteed onions and saute over medium fire for about 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. Be careful not burn the walnuts. Add water,
seasoning, lemon juice, and pomegranate syrup. Cover and let
cook on a low fire for about 35 minutes.
Taste the sauce and if you find it a little sour add the sugar.
Arrange chicken pieces in this sauce. Cover and let simmer for
20-25 minutes. Serve with white rice.
Say Bismillah and eat!