Persian food, Persian Recipes, Aashpazi

FESENJAN (Fesenjoon)

1 Medium Onion 2 Pieces Chicken Breast 10 oz (283g) Walnut 2 Tbsp Sugar Salt 6 Tbsp Pomegranate Paste 1 Tsp Tomato Paste Preparations: 1- Dice an onion. 2- Cut chicken breast in small pieces (as preferred). 3- Grind the walnuts. 4- Boil 3 cups of water. Directions: 1- Fry the onions in a pot with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil until translucent. 2- Meanwhile, fry the sliced chicken breast in a frying pan with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. 3- Add the ground walnuts to the fried onions pot, stir and continue frying for few more minutes. 4- Add 3 cups of boiling water to the pot, cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes. 5- Add the fried chicken breast to the pot. Cover the pot with a lid and continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes more (until chicken's fully cooked). 6- Add salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 6 tbsp pomegranate paste and 1 tsp tomato paste, stir well and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes more.



Fesenjan is a traditional Iranian dish. Fesenjan is high in manganese. 3.5 ounces (102 grams) of fesenjan has 338 calories.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338  Calories from fat 228
Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.4g39%
Saturated Fat 1.8g  9%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 365mg15%
Total Carbohydrates 9.2g3%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g  12% Sugars 4.8g
Protein 22.5g

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