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Middle Eastern Recipes #4 -- Fesenjan

Middle Eastern Sustainable Recipes You NEED to Try!

"Middle Eastern Sustainable Recipes You NEED to Try!" is a series of yummy recipes made for a more sustainable future. The Middle East is a diverse region, housing not only many diverse cultures but also tons of flavorful foods. This series highlights some of the most famous (and delicious) recipes of the Middle East.

So, without further ado, let's get cooking!


Fesenjan is a traditional Persian dish. It is a sweet-sour pomegranate stew made with simple ingredients. This sweet-and-sour flavor combination will leave you savoring every scoop!


  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken pieces

  • 1 cup pomegranate molasses

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Sauté walnuts until fragrant

  2. Add chicken and pomegranate molasses

  3. Simmer for 1-2 hours until very tender

Fun Fact: Iran is a leading producer of pistachios and pomegranates, key ingredients in fesenjan and other Persian dishes.

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