Palestinian Chicken Musakhan Rolls Recipe

Creating a Palestinian Chicken Musakhan Roll involves incorporating the flavors of the traditional Palestinian dish “Musakhan” into a rolled format, such as a wrap or a stuffed bread. Musakhan is known for its combination of sumac-spiced chicken, caramelized onions, and pine nuts. Here’s a recipe for a Palestinian Chicken Musakhan Roll:

Palestinian chicken musakhan roll


For the Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For the Caramelized Onions:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste

For the Roll:

  • Thin flatbreads or tortillas
  • Tahini sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Roasted pine nuts for garnish


1. Marinate the Chicken:

  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken strips with olive oil, sumac, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Ensure the chicken is well-coated.
  2. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

2. Cook the Chicken:

  1. Heat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the marinated chicken strips until fully cooked and slightly browned. Set aside.

3. Caramelize the Onions:

  1. In the same pan, add olive oil and thinly sliced onions.
  2. Cook the onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they become soft and golden brown. Season with salt.

4. Assemble the Musakhan Roll:

  1. Lay out the thin flatbreads or tortillas on a clean surface.
  2. Spread a layer of tahini sauce over each flatbread.
  3. Place a portion of the cooked chicken strips in the center of each flatbread.
  4. Top the chicken with a generous amount of caramelized onions.
  5. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley and roasted pine nuts over the onions.

5. Roll the Musakhan:

  1. Roll up each flatbread tightly, creating a roll or wrap.
  2. Optionally, secure the rolls with toothpicks or wrap them in parchment paper for easy handling.

6. Serve:

  1. Slice the rolled Musakhan into halves or thirds.
  2. Serve the Palestinian Chicken Musakhan Rolls immediately, either as a main dish or as a delightful appetizer.

Enjoy the unique flavors of Musakhan in this rolled form, bringing the essence of Palestinian cuisine to your table.

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