Persian Chicken or Duck in Pomegranate Walnut Sauce (Fesenjan)
60 mins (prep 20, cooking 40)
11 ingredients
4-6 servings
Fesenjan, also known as khoresht-e fesenjan, is typically made for special occasions in Iran. It is traditionally made with duck or pheasant in the north of the country along the Caspian sea. It is a thick, rich, sweet-sour dish that improves in flavor the next day. Pomegranate syrup, sometimes called pomegranate molasses, is available in most Middle Eastern and health food stores (make sure it does not say "sour" ) If using fresh pomegranate juice, use 1 1/2 to 2 cups and reduce the stock or water. Adding a 1/2 tsp ground cardamom or 1/2 tsp cinnamon when sautéing the onions will add a richer flavor. Add more sugar if the sauce is too tart, or lime or lemon juice if it is too sweet. A peeled and cubed eggplant is sometimes added. Sauté the eggplant along with the onions. You may need to add a little more liquid as it simmers.

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Serving Size (528.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 3437.27 Calories from Fat 3373.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 374.87g 2306.92%
Saturated Fat 103.08g 2061.66%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 283.5mg 378.0%
Sodium 6.29mg 1.05%
Total Carbohydrate 24.89g 33.18%
Dietary Fiber 7.99 g 127.79%
Sugars 10.72 g %
Protein 18.08g 144.64%
Vitamin A 31.22IU% Vitamin C 6.08mg%
Calcium 120.79mg% Iron 3.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pomegranate syrup, fresh ground pepper