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  • 3 pounds chicken pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 cup pomegranate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup granulated sugar (depending on taste)
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Pepper


  1. Sauté the onions in the shortening over medium-high heat until they are limp.
  2. Add the chicken pieces, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Sauté until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover pan, and let chicken summer for about 1 hour.
  4. Add the ground walnuts, pomegranate syrup, lemon juice, and sugar. Simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over jasmine rice with plain yogurt.

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