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pita bread rolls on a white plate, garnished with ciltantro and spices.

Musakhan Rolls

Easy Musakhan Rolls - the sweetness from caramelized onions and tarteness from the sumac makes a perfect flavour combination!
Course Main
Cuisine middle eastern
Keyword easy musakhan rolls, pita bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 Pita Rolls


  • 3-4 full chicken legs
  • 8-10 small onions
  • cup sumac + more for garnish
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt + more per preference
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + more for pita bread
  • 1 cup packed Parsley
  • 3 x 8" Pita breads


  • Start by boiling the chicken legs with a bit of salt (other than amount listed).
  • Once cooked, shred and de-bone the chicken (I use the broth to make soup on the side!)
  • Slice the onions into thin wings and saute in the olive oil for 10-15 mins until soft and caramelized.
  • Add the chicken and season with all the spices.
  • Cook for a few minutes for flavors to combine - taste and adjust to your preference (I usually add more salt and like mine tart with lots of sumac).
  • Chop parsley up and mix in.
  • Take each pita bread piece and open them cross wise in one layer to make 2 pieces.
  • Brush the outside of the pita with olive oil, add the filling, roll and place on a lined baking sheet with the seam side down.
  • Repeat for all rolls then sprinkle them with more sumac.
  • Bake for 5-7 mins until golden and crispy (broil if needed).
  • Sprinkle with Parsley and Serve with salad or soup and enjoy!


  • You can also use left over rotisserie chicken for this recipe