Happy Paleo Persian New Year! Chicken with Pomegranate & Walnut


Happy Persian New Year Everybody! Here is an awesome easy, Persian paleo recipe. Chicken with Pomegranate & Walnut (Fesenjan)



– 3.5lbs bone-in, skinless chicken thigh, breasts and legs
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1 large onion, thinly sliced
– 2 tbsp ghee
– ½ tsp cardamom
– ¼ tsp cinnamon
– 3 garlic cloves, chopped
– 2.5 cups water
– 4 cups walnuts, coarsely ground
– 2 cups pomegranate juice
– 1 tbsp honey
– ¼ tsp, ground saffron
– 2 tablespoons  pomegranate seeds

Directions :

IMG_11351. In a large heavy-bottomed pan, heat 1 tablespoons of ghee over medium heat, brown the chicken on all sides. 5 minutes per side.

2. Melt the remaining ghee, and sauté onions until translucent for 5 minutes.


3. Add the cardamom, cinnamon and garlic, and cook another 3 minutes. Then add the water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes on low.


4. Add pomegranate juice and honey and mix well. Add saffron.

5. Cook on low for 4 hours, remove chicken, shred, and put back into the crockpot. Serve with seeds.


– Recipe credit – http://www.rubiesandradishes.com.


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