Chicken with prunes Stew

This simple and warmly chicken dish with Prunes and Persian saffron, create a quick and delicious  stew or what we say in Persian  (khoresht). It is a comfort  and trendy dish.


  • Chicken breast /thigh
  • 5-6 prunes for per person
  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt – pepper to taste
  • 1.2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp saffron water
  • Oil


pour water in a pot, add 1 tsp salt. Bring it to boil and add chicken pieces and one chopped onion and garlic. Allow to cook.
Thinly slice two other onions and Sauté in oil. Then add turmeric and peppers. Cook until onions softened. Then add prunes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
Once chicken cooked, remove them from the pot and fry in a pan until browned. Add chicken meat, and 1 tbsp of saffron water to the sautéed onion. Taste the stew, if there is need, seasoning again.
Add 200 ml water to the stew, and allow to cook on a medium heat for 20 minutes.
Serve it with saffron rice.


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