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Kabseh Chicken (Kabseh bi Djej) Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Kabseh Chicken (Kabseh bi Djej) Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Kabseh Chicken (Kabseh bi Djej).


1 2/12 – 3 pound chicken, cut into eight pieces
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 medium onions, sliced
1 (12 ounce) can tomato puree
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium carrots, grated
Grated rind of one orange
4 cloves
4 cardamom pods
3 sticks cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound long grain rice
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds


Sautee onion in oil until it begins to brown. Add chicken pieces, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and garlic and stir for about five minutes over low heat. Stir in three cups hot water, grated carrot, orange rind, spices, salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, covered, about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is done.

Remove chicken. Set aside to keep warm. Stir rice into the liquid in the pan, and cook, covered over low heat for about 35 – 40 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

Put rice on a serving platter with chicken pieces arranged around the circumference. Toss raisins and almonds over all.

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