Persian Polo Chicken

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Fry the onion in 3 tbsp of margarine or oil until golden, add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, add raisins and apricots, and continue to cook for a minute or two longer, turning the fruit in the fat.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, cover with water and simmer gently, covered, until the chicken is very tender and the sauce reduced.
  • Bone the chicken if you like.
  • Wash and cook the rice, but do not steam it.
  • It should be just partially cooked.
  • Put 2 tbsp melted margarine or oil at the bottom of a large heavy saucepan.
  • Spread half of the partly cooked rice over this, cover with the chicken pieces, pour the rich fruity sauce over them and cover with the remaining rice.
  • Cover the pan with a cloth, put the lid on tightly, and steam over a very low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • The cloth will capture the steam rising from the rice and help to make it fluffy.
  • Serve all mixed together.