Sumac Chicken with Pan Fried Butter Tomatoes

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After a long exhausting day, you deserve to treat yourself with a wholesome meal that will make it all worth it! Well, this Sumac Chicken recipe is exactly what you need to satisfy your taste buds!

This Persian dish is super easy to prepare, wonderfully flavoured and is honestly one of my favourite comfort meals. It’s perfect for you to enjoy with your family on a weeknight.



Love At First Bite!

Speaking from personal experience, I can assure you that you will be obsessed with this Sumac Chicken recipe.

How am I so sure? Read more and find out!

First and foremost, it is an incredibly delicious meal that will literally leave you mesmerized. Once you take that first bite, you will get a pleasant feeling of warmth and love. It could just be me, since it connects me to my roots, but let me know if you feel the same once you try it!

I’m not even exaggerating when I say that this is a restaurant-quality meal served at home! And you know what? It comes together in under 30 minutes! Sounds like a dream, right?!

The recipe I made is like a quick version of the traditional recipe, which, is usually made on a grill, but I went for a frying pan because it is so much easier.

On top of that, it’s a budget-friendly meal! It only requires a few ingredients so it’s a guaranteed money saver.


Best Comfort Food!

Sumac chicken served on a bed of steamed rice topped with tomatoes fresh mint and radish
A heartwarming meal!

Why You’ll Love This Sumac Chicken Recipe

On a cold winter night after a hectic day, you will be craving not only something quick to make but also, something filling! Well, this Sumac Chicken recipe is ideal for that!

Everyone loves barbecue parties, who doesn’t!? But it’s not always possible relying on this weather. Good news is that this dish gets rid of the craving for a barbecue when it’s no longer in season making the perfect, most filling meal!

A satisfying fully packed dinner, perfect for a weeknight dinner!


What to Serve with Sumac Chicken?

One of my favorite things about this Sumac Chicken dish is that it’s very versatile and it could be served with many things.

It is perfect when served on a bed of rice, but that is definitely not the only way!

To fit the Persian vibes, you could do some Kuku Sibzamini – Persian Boiled Potato Patties if you’re feeling extra, if not, simple mashed potato on the side would still be an amazing companion.

You could never go wrong with a vibrant green bowl of salad. My Roasted aubergine, Corn, Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad is amazing and it’s definitely more on the filling side. If you’re looking for a lighter option, you could do any salad you like!


Follow these Steps to Make The Best Sumac Chicken

First, start by pan frying your chicken with butter

Chicken thighs cubs pan fried

Then, add as much sumac as you like

Chicken thighs cut into cubes with sumac sprinkled on top

Once your chicken reaches this color, serve it on a bed of steamed rice

Sumac Chicken served on a bed of steamed rice

In the meantime, add a little bit more butter and pan fry your cherry tomatoes

Pan frying cherry tomatoes with a little bit of butter

After that, add your pan-fried tomatoes on top

Sumac Chicken served with steamed rice and pan fried cherry tomatoes

Finally, add fresh mint leaves and chopped radishes and you’re done!

Persian Sumac Chicken served beautifully with steamed white rice and vegetables
Perfect for weeknight dinner!

Tips to Perfect your Sumac Chicken

Traditionally, this sumac chicken recipe would have saffron in it, but you can skip it like I did, especially, if you’re on a budget.

If you chose to use chicken breast, that’s absolutely okay! But be careful! Chicken breast shouldn’t be cooked for too long because it will go dry. And make sure you add a little more butter to get the juiciest Sumac chicken!

Feel free to add your favorite vegetables!

Attention! Salt and pepper are to taste.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Sumac?

Sumac should be available in any Middle Eastern market.

Is this Sumac chicken recipe healthy?

Yes! It is in fact high in protein!

Is Sumac hot?

The red color of sumac can make it seem like it’s spicy, but it’s not! It actually has the tang of fresh-squeezed lemon juice with a hint of sweetness.


You Won’t Be Able to Resist!

Yummy colorful Sumac Chicken served with vibrant green mint, cherry tomatoes and radish on a bed of steamed rice
So delicious!

Easy Sumac Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs boneless
  • Butter
  • Sumac
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • White rice

To garnish

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh mint
  • Radish

Steps to Prep

First, start by cutting the chicken thighs into chunks, then add them to your pan and fry them with butter. 

For the seasonings, add onion powder followed by a little bit of garlic powder, and then salt, black pepper, and lots of sumac.

Once your chicken turns brown, add a little bit more butter and pan-fry your cherry tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes.

Finally, serve them on a bed of steamed white rice and fresh herbs. I added a handful of fresh mint and radish to garnish. Enjoy!


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Sumac Chicken with Pan Fried Butter Tomatoes

Cook Time 30 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 1

Ingredients

Pan frying chicken

Pan Frying Tomatoes

To Garnish

Instructions

  1. First, start by cutting the chicken thighs into chunks, then add them to your pan and fry them with butter.

  2. For the seasonings, add onion powder followed by a little bit of garlic powder, and then salt, black pepper, and lots of sumac.

  3. Once your chicken turns brown, add a little bit more butter and pan-fry your cherry tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Finally, serve them on a bed of steamed white rice and fresh herbs. I did a handful of fresh mint and radish to garnish. And enjoy!

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Nelly

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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