Iranian Stuffed Chicken with Fresh Green Herbs and Golden Soup

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    servings, depending on the size of the chicken and other dishes served
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Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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You pick up strips of silky, moist poached chicken glistening with amber broth and wrap them in an array of fresh green herbs—mint, scallion slivers, basil, tarragon, cilantro—then pop the scented packet in your mouth. Between bites there is the stuffing—cumin-scented rice and dal-like split peas, tinted sunshine yellow with turmeric—that has been cooked to melt-in-the-mouth tenderness inside the gently simmered chicken.

Only much later do you realize that this sensory feast—unlike