Iranian Chicken & Walnut Stew

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Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Pomegranate molasses, an intensely tart fruit syrup, brings sweet, sour, and bitter notes to this classic Iranian stew; look for it at Middle Eastern shops. Accompany the stew with basmati rice for soaking up the flavorful walnut-rich sauce.


  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2½″ pieces


  1. Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook chicken, turning as needed, until browned, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. Add turmeric and onion to skillet and cook until onion is soft, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Remove f