A well cooked chicken breast served in a pomegranate flavoured gravy.
Fesenjan Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar
Serves

- 4

Cooking Time

-60 Min

Difficulty

- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR Fesenjan
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 finely chopped Onion Large
  • 100 gms Toasted Walnut
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Paste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 100 ml Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ cup Pomegranate Molasses
  • As Required Chicken Stock
  • ½ tsp Crushed Black Pepper
  • to taste Salt
  • As Required Olive Oil
  • .
  • FOR Accompaniment
  • Steamed Rice
  • .
  • FOR Garnish
  • Cheese Spread
  • Thinly Sliced Almonds
  • Thinly Sliced Pistachios
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fresh Mint Sprig

HOW TO PREPARE FESENJAN

  1. 1

    Marinate chicken breasts in salt and crushed black pepper.
  2. 2

    In a pan, warm olive oil and sear the chicken breasts.
  3. 3

    In the same pan, add olive oil, sauté 1 finely chopped onion, 100 gms crushed toasted walnut, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp apple paste and 1 tsp sugar to sauté, remove some nut paste and keep aside.
  4. 4

    Add chicken stock as needed, 100 ml pomegranate juice, ½ cup pomegranate molasses and cook, add olive oil and let the sauce boil, sprinkle crushed black pepper as per taste.
  5. 5

    Add nut paste to the sauce and seared chicken breasts.
  6. 6

    To serve, place the chicken breasts in a plate, garnish with cheese spread, sauce, thinly sliced almonds, pistachios, pomegranate seeds and mint sprigs.
  7. 7

    Serve Fesenjan with steam rice.
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