A Palestinian Arab delicacy, popularly known as Sumac Chicken Rolls that are made of pan-roasted chicken with caramelized onions flavoured with Sumac and wrapped in Saj bread, baked to a crispy perfection.

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Ingredients                                                                       Quantity
Chicken breast (free range) 200 g
Red onion (finally sliced) 2 medium size
Saj bread 2 round slices
Sumac 4 tbsp
Pine nuts (toasted) 2 tbsp
Olive oil 6 tbsp
Seasoning As required


Method of Preparation:

  • Sweat the sliced onions with 4 tbsp of olive oil until soft and season it, take it off heat then sprinkle sumac and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breast into slices and sauté in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil and season it, once cooked set aside.
  • Cut each slice of the bread into 8 triangle slices.
  • Fill each bread slice with an equal amount of chicken, onion mixture and 4/5 pine nuts then roll it and use wooden sticks/toothpicks to keep it closed.
  • Place the rolls on a non stick tray then put in your preheated oven 180 C and cook until crispy for about 15 minutes.NB: You can remove the pine nuts if you are allergic.