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Chicken Fatteh

Chicken Fatteh
Chicken fatteh is a Middle Eastern dish that is commonly consumed during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. It is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is made by layering toasted pita bread, spiced chicken, chickpeas, and a creamy yogurt sauce.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, refraining from food and drink. At the end of each day, they break their fast with an iftar meal, which traditionally includes dates, water, and a variety of dishes to provide the necessary nutrients to fuel the body after a long day of fasting.
Chicken fatteh is a nutritious and filling option for an iftar meal. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and fiber, while chicken provides protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Yogurt, a key ingredient in the creamy sauce, is a good source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, which can aid digestion.
Moreover, chicken fatteh is a relatively low-fat dish compared to other Middle Eastern dishes, making it a healthier option for those who are conscious of their fat intake.
In addition to its nutritional benefits, chicken fatteh is a delicious and comforting dish that can help bring families and communities together during Ramadan. Its combination of warm spices and creamy yogurt sauce makes it a flavorful and satisfying meal that is perfect for breaking the fast.
Overall, chicken fatteh is a nutritious and delicious dish that can provide the necessary nutrients to fuel the body during Ramadan, while also bringing people together to share in the joy of breaking the fast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Syrian
Servings 4


  • Chicken Breast boneless and skinless
  • 2 cup Chickpea cooked
  • 2 cup Yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 2 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts toasted
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 cup Lebanese Bread cut into small squares
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place them in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake the chicken in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until it is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  • Let the chicken cool for a few minutes, then chop it into small pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the yoghurt, tahini, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the torn Lebanese bread and sauté until crispy and golden brown.
  • To assemble the Chicken Fatteh, layer the toasted Lebanese bread in a serving platter.
  • Add a layer of cooked chickpeas on top of the pita bread.
  • Add a layer of chopped chicken on top of the chickpeas.
  • Spoon the yoghurt mixture on top of the chicken, covering it completely.
  • Garnish with the toasted pine nuts and chopped herbs.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the yoghurt mixture is heated through and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately while the pita bread is still crispy and the yoghurt mixture is hot.
Keyword appetizer, Chicken, Iftar, ramadan

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