Sumac Chicken Brown Butter Almond Rice Bowl

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sumac chicken brown butter almond rice bowl

Sumac has become one of my favorite spices, which is kind of funny considering that until a few years ago I didn’t even know it existed.

In case you’ve never used it, sumac is a beautifully dark red powder made from dried sumac berries and is widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s packed with healthy flavonoids and has a citrusy flavor. (In fact, sumac was apparently the Romans’ acidic ingredient of choice before lemons arrived in Europe).

I find that sumac’s tangy and savory flavor works great on chicken and I used it here to marinate a good old chicken breast, which I later grilled and served with steamed broccoli, brown butter garlic and lemon almonds and rice. A fantastic, super-quick and easy meal great for any occasion.

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Sumac Chicken Brown Butter Almond Rice Bowl

A great recipe for a delicious sumac chicken brown butter almond rice bowl. Quick, easy and full of flavor.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter almonds, chicken rice bowl, sumac chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 490kcal


  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 14 small broccoli florets
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cooked rice


  • Whisk sumac, salt, pepper and olive oil together in a bowl, then transfer into a sealable plastic bag.
  • Add the chicken breast to the bag, make sure it's well coated with marinade, seal the bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Grill the chicken breast.
  • While the chicken is on the grill or grill pan steam the broccoli florets until tender.
  • Melt the butter in a pan.
  • Add the almonds and cook for a few minutes, until they are starting to brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, then take the pan off the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  • Season with salt.
  • To serve, divide rice between two bowls, add broccoli, shred the chicken breast and put on top of the rice, then drizzle the almond butter sauce over everything.


Calories: 490kcal

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