Iranian Chicken With Rice (Morgh Polou)

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Season the chicken pieces with salt & pepper.
  • Using half the Ghee/butter brown the chicken, set aside.
  • Fry the onion until transparent in the remaining butter/ghee, add apricots & raisins cook 5 miniutes.
  • Stir in the cinnamon then add the 1/4 cup water to lift the browned sediment.
  • Place half the cooked rice in an oven proof dish placing the chicken on top.
  • Spread the apricot mixture over the chicken and top with remaining rice.
  • Cover the dish tightly and bake in 350 oven for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked & tender.
  • While the chicken is cooking mix the saffron with 2 tbsp boiling water, leave to steep.
  • Just before serving sprinkle saffron liquid over the top of the casserole , stir gently mixing the chicken, rice & saffron.
  • Serve heaped on a platter.