Iranian Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #36000

November 28, 2020

"MORGH POLOU bergys recipe from other place. Cook rice in chicken stock and use turmeric if you dont have saffron. Use bone in skinned chicken and can add more fruit"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (502.4 g)
  • Calories 1114.3
  • Total Fat - 74.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 30.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 303.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1328.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 17.8 g
  • Protein - 43.7 g
  • Calcium - 114.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season the chicken pieces with turmeric salt & pepper.

Step 2

Using half the butter

Step 3

Brown the chicken well, set aside.

Step 4

Fry the onion until transparent in the remaining butter, add apricots & raisins cook 5 miniutes.

Step 5

Stir in the cinnamon then add the 1/4 cup water to lift the browned sediment.

Step 6

Place half the cooked rice in an oven proof dish placing the chicken on top.

Step 7

Spread the apricot mixture over the chicken and top with remaining rice.

Step 8

Cover the dish tightly and bake in 350 oven for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked & tender.

Step 9

While the chicken is cooking mix the saffron with 2 tbsp boiling water, leave to steep.

Step 10

Just before serving sprinkle saffron liquid over the top of the casserole , stir gently mixing the chicken, rice & saffron.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


10 stars if I could! This makes for an amazing, flavorful meal! The chicken was packed with flavor which melded into the rice. We all loved the apricots and raisin additions, too. I used 2 frozen/cooked in the microwave rice packets and they worked out beautifully. This is the type of meal I am going to think about until I make it again. Saving it into my Best of 2021 file. Thank you!


review by:
(16 Feb 2021)

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