Jordanian food is delicious.
The food is simple but flavourful and I was dying to learn how to make it. Fortunately Jordan Tourism had booked me in at Petra Kitchens to learn some of my new favourite dishes.
I know not everyone likes to chop vegetables as much as I do so I wanted to share this stewed chicken recipe which was so simple but really delicious.
The Arabic word for baking dish is “suniya” or “suniyat,” the plural form of which is “sawani.” Thus Suniyat dijaj is literally a pan of chicken.
This popular entrée has many variations. Try out pan-roasted meat (suniyat lahma), vegetarian roasted eggplant (suniyat betinjan) or a something-for-everyone combination of meat chunks, chicken and eggplant. Versions using meat should be cooked longer.
Disclosure: I was a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board, they did not request that I write a favourable review or realize I’d love Jordanian food so much.