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Musukhan chicken sumac rolls

The Best Palestinian Sumac Chicken Rolls- Musakhan

  • Author: Samara
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


These Palestinian sumac chicken rolls, known as musakhan, are super easy to make and are absolutely DELICIOUS.



  • 1 whole chicken
  • 9 medium-sized onions
  • 4 tbsp sumac (heaped)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 10 flatbreads (roughly)
  • 2 tbsp allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cardamom (ground or whole)
  • optional: roasted pine nuts


  1. In a pot, add chicken and spices (except for sumac) and bring to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. While the chicken boils, slice up the onions, and in another pot add them in with the olive oil and cook on medium heat until translucent. To speed up the process, add 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. Once the chicken and onions are both fully cooked, take the chicken out of the water, shred, and add to the onion pot. Add all the sumac and mix until well incorporated. Add pine nuts if using.
  4. Fold the flatbread in half and cut down the middle so you have 2 folded halves. Place the chicken and sumac on the widest end, tuck in the sides, and roll. Do this until your mixture is all rolled up.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  6. Grease the baking pan with olive oil and line up your rolls. Brush with olive oil or leftover chicken stock.
  7. Bake until the tops are golden. Garnish with more sumac and pine nuts if using.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 1.5 rolls
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 751 mg
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 100 mg

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