Stew with polow

Chicken & Dried Apricot Stew

This beautiful and tasty stew is one of those stew that in cold weather usually comes to our Persian sofreh(table). Using aromatic spices such as saffron, cinnamon and turmeric makes stew taste very good and rich flavoured. Nice aroma develops in all over the house and once someone get in the home, everyone will enjoy it 🙂


  • 200 g diced chicken meat
  • 200 g soft dried apricot, halved
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbs vinegar
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs saffron water
  • Pinch of salt and chilli powder
  • Olive oil


In a pan, heat the oil. Add onions and cook until soft. Then, add cinnamon- turmeric and chilli powder to the onion and saute for 1 minute. Add diced chicken meat and cook for 6-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a bowl with 1 ½ cups of water, add saffron water, vinegar and sugar. mix well and dissolve sugar. Transfer fried ingredients and halved apricots to the pot, add sugar-vinegar mixture to the pot. Simmer gently for about 25 minutes. Once it is ready serve it with rice.Hope you enjoy this tasty stew.




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