Moussakhan is a popular chicken and bread dish that has a lemony flavor and taste of sumac. It is served primarily in Palestine and Jordan.


  • 6 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Black pepper (amount to suit your taste)
  • 3 slices Arabic whole wheat bread
  • 30 grams pine nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F
  • Season chicken breasts with allspice and black pepper
  • In a saucepan, sauté seasoned chicken and sliced onions in canola oil until golden brown
  • Add the coriander and sumac. Stir and then remove from the heat
  • Cut the bread slices into half and warm in oven
  • Place half of the sliced onions on the bread slices and a chicken breast on top (one chicken breast per half slice of bread)
  • Place the remaining onion on top of the chicken and roll the bread over the chicken and onions
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes
Preparation Time: less than 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 65-70 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories per serving: 250
Fat per serving: 8 grams

Health Profile

Moussakhan is appropriate for people who require less sodium, such as those with heart disease, children, pregnant and lactating women, and seniors. People with diabetes can eat it considering 30 grams of bread = 1 serving of carbohydrates. Moussakhan is not recommended for children under one year of age or people with chewing and swallowing difficulties.