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Chicken Musakhan rolls

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Chicken Musakhan rolls are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, encapsulating the essence of Palestinian cuisine in every bite. Originating from the rich culinary heritage of Palestine, this dish is a mix of chicken caramelized onions cooked in extra virgin olive oil and lots of sumac spice, then all wrapped in a thin flat bread into small rolls.

Ingredients and Preparation

Gather Your Ingredients: What You’ll Need for Chicken Musakhan Rolls:

Filling:
450 grams of chicken breasts
2 large white onions
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sumac
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
A pinch of black pepper
Dip:
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
Markouk bread

Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing the Chicken Filling

To prepare the filling:

  1. Begin by boiling chicken breasts in water in a pot over medium heat. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings to enhance the flavor.
  2. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. Once cooled, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  3. In a separate pot, slice the onion and fry it in oil until it becomes wilted and translucent.
  4. Add the spices, salt, and sumac to the onions, followed by the shredded chicken. Fry the mixture well, ensuring that the flavors meld together.
  5. Stir the chicken and onion filling constantly for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to intensify.
  6. Next, take each piece of bread and place approximately 2 tablespoons of the filling inside. Roll the bread into fingers, ensuring that the filling is evenly distributed and closing the rolls on both sides.
  7. Grease a tray with olive oil and place the Musakhan rolls onto it. Then, bake them in the oven until they are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Serve the delicious Musakhan rolls with your favorite dip and enjoy the flavorful combination of tender chicken and aromatic spices.

As we savor the delightful flavors of Chicken Musakhan rolls and immerse ourselves in the culinary richness of Palestinian cuisine, it’s impossible to ignore the harsh realities faced by the people of Palestine. While we may be distant observers, the hardships endured by innocent civilians in Palestine are deeply troubling and difficult to comprehend. As we enjoy the comfort of our kitchens, we hold onto a fervent hope for peace and stability in the region. May our shared love for food and culture serve as a reminder of our shared humanity, and may it inspire us to advocate for a future where all people can live in peace and harmony.


We encourage you to try making Chicken Musakhan rolls at home and experience the magic of Palestinian cuisine for yourself. Share your culinary creations with friends and family, and spread the love and joy that this dish has to offer. Don’t forget to let us know how it turns out – we’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for joining us on this culinary journey through the flavors of Palestine. We hope this article has inspired you to explore more Palestinian cuisine and culture, and to discover the richness and diversity of this vibrant region. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes, cultural insights, and culinary adventures – there’s always more to explore!

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