Chicken Kabsa – Middle East Special Easy

by Lakshmi RamNair
Chicken Kabsa is a Middle East specialty dish with a tempting and irresistible flavor. Chicken and rice are cooked together so the flavors penetrate deep into rice. Chicken Kabsa is a unique and special with a finger licking flavor and aroma. Chicken Kabsa is a wholesome dish, very nutritious and filling. Chicken is rich in protein and vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Chicken Kabsa here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken(cut into 6 - 8 pieces) - 2.5 -
  • Long grain rice(washed and soaked in water for at least 15 mins) - 1 lb
  • Onion(thinly sliced, large) - 2 nos
  • Tomato(finely chopped) - 2 nos
  • Carrots(grated, medium) - 2 nos
  • Tomato puree - 1 can
  • Garlic cloves(crushed) - 5 nos
  • Rind of one orange(grated) -
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 nos
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 6 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 6 nos
  • Raisins(Onakkamunthiri) - 4 -
  • Almonds(sliced) - 4 -
  • Vegetable Oil/Corn oil/Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Pepper(As reqd) -
  • Coriander leaves(Few) -
  • Hot water or Chicken Broth - 3 cups
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Chicken(cut into 6 - 8 pieces) - 2.5 -
  • Long grain rice(washed and soaked in water for at least 15 mins) - 1 lb
  • Onion(thinly sliced, large) - 2 nos
  • Tomato(finely chopped) - 2 nos
  • Carrots(grated, medium) - 2 nos
  • Tomato puree - 1 can
  • Garlic cloves(crushed) - 5 nos
  • Rind of one orange(grated) -
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 nos
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 6 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 6 nos
  • Raisins(Onakkamunthiri) - 4 -
  • Almonds(sliced) - 4 -
  • Vegetable Oil/Corn oil/Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Salt(As reqd) -
  • Pepper(As reqd) -
  • Coriander leaves(Few) -
  • Hot water or Chicken Broth - 3 cups
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Instructions
  1. For preparing Chicken Kabsa - Middle East Special Easy, first heat oil/butter in a pan or a kadai.
  2. Add onions and saute till they turn brown.
  3. Add chicken pieces followed by tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and crushed garlic.
  4. Saute for about 4 - 5 mins on a low flame.
  5. Add around 3 cups of hot water or broth and mix well.
  6. Add carrot, grated orange rind, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and mix well again.
  7. Add salt and pepper and mix well and cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Cover and cook on low flame for about 25 - 30 mins.
  9. When the chicken is done, stir rice into the liquid in between the pieces of chicken.
  10. :- Or else you can also remove the chicken pieces from the pan, add rice and and then return the chicken pieces back to the pan.
  11. Cover and simmer for about another 30 - 45 mins or until rice is cooked or the liquid is fully absorbed.
  12. Set aside to keep warm.
  13. Place it on a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves, raisins and almonds.
  14. :- If you are cooking rice alone, then, arrange the chicken on top of the rice while serving and then garnish with coriander leaves, raisins and almonds.
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