Saudi Tahini & Tomato Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is good. Enjoy with naan bread, Basmati rice such as Arabic Rice or pita bread and a green salad. Recipe modified from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound chicken breasts thin.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high,.
  3. Season chicken breasts with olive oil ,salt and pepper,cook 3 minutes per side.
  4. In a large saucepan,heat more olive oil ,add onion, cook, stirring until beginning to brown 6-7 minutes.
  5. Add ginger,garlic and spices, cook, stirring until fragrant.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, tahini, rose water and water, simmer for 10-15 minutes over medium heat.
  7. Add chicken and fresh parsley, simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  8. Enjoy with naan bread, Basmati rice such as Recipe #206772 or pita bread and a green salad.
Most Helpful

Mmm, good! Chicken was cooked in a saute pan, set aside. Sauce made in separate pan, chicken put back in saute pan and sauce added. Served over the rice recipe you suggested and we ate off this meal for 2-3 days and never got tired of it. I think I would however double the amount of rose water. Parsley was garnished on top of the chicken and not stirred into the mixture. Will make again very soon! Raves all around. Thank you!

COOKGIRl September 15, 2010

This came together quickly. Both my 2yr old and I enjoyed it!

UmmTariq August 18, 2010

I stumbled on this recipe while searching for ingredients using rosewater. The combination of ingredients seemed exotic, but the result was pure comfort food! My family loved it!

nunu4u March 19, 2010