Sumac Chicken Casserole

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

This is my brother Eli’s take on a popular dish called djej bel furn (chicken in the oven). It exudes simplicity and home comfort and requires only a little bit of preparation before everything goes in the oven.


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 fennel bulb, quartered
  • 2 potatoes, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Put the chicken legs in a large roasting pan with the fennel, potatoes, garlic and onion. Drizzle over the oil and season with the sumac, allspice, salt and pepper. Add the bay leaf and toss well.