Baghali Polo with Chicken

Most Iranian dishes are prepared with herbs, vegetables and rice along with meat, lamb, chicken or fish. The frequent use of fresh green herbs and vegetables in Iranian foods makes them a healthy choice for most households around the world. The Persian/Iranian cuisine refers to a style of cooking related to Persia or modern day Iran.  Baghali Polo with Chicken is a very popular dish in Iran. Enjoy!

Cook: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 3 bunch Dill
  • 1 lb (453g) Fava Beans (Baghali)
  • 1 lb (453g) Chicken
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • Turmeric


1- Mince the dill.
2- Wash the rice.
3- Boil 5 cups water.


1- Put the chicken thighs in a pot.
2- Add Turmeric and salt as needed to the pot.
3- Top the pot off with boiling water and simmer for 30 minutes.
4- Pour the Fava beans in a small pot, add boiling water and simmer until the beans are tender. Drain the water and let it cool of for few minutes, peel the skin off of the beans (try not to smash the fava beans).
5- Pour the rice in a large pot. Empty the water of the chicken’s pot into this pot.
6- Add the dill and salt to the pot, stir the mixture and let simmer until the water is steamed off.
7- In a large pot, apply oil, lay the chicken thighs across the pot.
8- Pour the rice on top of the chicken thighs than add the Fava beans on top.
9- Cover the pot with a large napkin and put the lid on.
10- Cook for 20 minutes with low heat.