Chicken With SumacFrom jimrug1 9 years ago
- 4 loaves pita bread or Syrian Flatbread shopping list
- 2 1/2 Cups onions Slivered into thin strips shopping list
- 5 Tbls Ground Sumac (Available at many Specialty Stores) shopping list
- 3 - 4 lb chicken cut into 4 - 6 pieces shopping list
- 1/4 Cup (or more) Good olive oil shopping list
- 1 lemon (halved) shopping list
- Garnish: shopping list
- Chopped parsley shopping list
- Chopped scallions shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 450 -500 F
- Rub Chicken pieces all over with Lemon. Season all sides with Salt and Pepper. Set aside.
- In a heavy skillet, caramelize onions in 2 Tbls of the oil. Transfer to a blender and puree.
- Open up pita so it is one layer thick. Tear into bite sized pieces.
- Line a 10 - 14 inch baking dish (or roasting pan) with 2/3 of the bread. Spread pureed onion mixture over the bread. Salt and pepper onion and bread liberally. (Some cooks scatter extra raw slivered onions on top of the caramelized onions)
- Sprinkle 2 Tbls of Sumac over it all.
- Place Chicken pieces on top of the bread. Sprinkle 3 Tbls of ground Sumac over the chicken. Add more Salt and Pepper. Drizzle Olive Oil over the Chicken.
- Cover Chicken with remaining bread pieces and drizzle on any remaining Olive Oil. Squeeze any remaining juice from Lemons over the entire lot. (Option: Drizzle 1/2 cup chicken broth around the edges of the pan.)
- Bake for 1 hour. Check every 15 -20 min as it bakes. When bread on top begins to get to dark, Cover loosely with foil. Cooking time will depend on size of Chicken pieces and oven temp.
- To Serv: Remove bread and mound in the center of a platter. Surround with the Chicken pieces. Garnish with chopped Parsley & Scallions.
The Cookjimrug1 Peoria, IL
The Rating10 people
Hi Jim... How are you??? this is wonderful... Thanks, I told you that I would be the first one reading your Lebanese or Middle E. recipes...berry in Winter Park loved it
Jim, This sounds really good. I love the taste of sumac and five tablespoons... Wow! This sounds very easy and flavorful. Thanks for the post. A 5 I'm sure.grandmommy in Nashville loved it
We love sumac, I even put it in some of my salad dressings. Great recipesheba in Lac La Biche loved it