Roast Chicken with Dates, Walnuts + Sumac

Morgh-e Briyan ba Somaq-o Khorma

Preparation info
  • Serves:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in
Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

The date molasses glaze gives an interesting texture and an unexpected flavor to this roast.


dry rub

  • 5 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1


  1. For the dry rub: Place all the ingredients for the dry rub in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. For the chicken: Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Rinse the chicken, place it on the sheet pan, and pat it thoroughly dry. Rub it all over, inside and outside, with the lime juice, then with the dry rub mixture, pushing some of it under the skin. Cov