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Palestinian Spinach sumac chicken roll
medium onion- finely diced.
of fresh spinach leaves- chopped.
ground black pepper.
sumac depends on your liking.
A whole chicken- deboned with skin still on.
optional :1 cup of cheese - usually feta but I've used shredded mozzarella.
In a sauce pan heat the oil, sauté the onions then add the spinach and the spices, stir until wilted. Remove from heat and add the feta cheese if you are using it.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken.
Spread some mozzarella cheese on top
Spread the spinach mixture
Roll tightly and press while you roll, you can use some toothpicks to fasten the roll
Then roll tightly in a plastic wrap that will stand the heat
and then wrap tightly with foil
Place in an oven dish with a cup of water in it.
Place in a 350F oven for 30-40 minutes
When it is done unwrap and brown the roll in the oven
or on the stove top with some butter until golden brown and crispy.
Let it cool completely, cut and serve with basmati rice.