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Chicken Majboos Recipe

Photo: Chicken Majboos Recipe (Chef Osama)

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


2 chickens about (1 ½ kilo)
2 tablespoon mix ground spices (coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, loomi (dried lime)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup oil
2 large onions, chopped
6 cups water
3 cups basmati rice, washed and socked
2 each (cinnamon sticks, loomi. cardamom, peppercorn)
½ tablespoon turmeric
3 boiled eggs
½ teaspoon saffron socked in 1 tablespoon rose water
Coriander leaves for garnish


-Wash chicken under running water, pat dry.
-Mix half the ground spices with garlic, lemon juice and 2 tablespoon oil in a bowl.
-Rub chicken inside out with the mixture, marinate for half an hour.
-Heat ¼ cup oil in a large sautéing-pan over medium high heat, add onion.
-Sauté onion, stir from time to time until for about 10 minutes or until translucent.
-Stir in the rest of the ground spices, mix well.
-Stuff the chicken with ¼ cup of the onion mixture, tie the legs and tuck the wings.
-Stir the chicken with the rest of the onion over medium high heat, until golden brown.
-Add water and let boil, reduce heat cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
-Lift the chicken and keep aside.
-Drain rice and add to chicken broth, season with salt and whole spices, until boiling.
-Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 25 – 30 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
-Sprinkle saffron mixture over rice.
-Brush oven dish with the rest of the oil.
-Spread a rice layer, put chicken and boiled eggs on top, cover with the rest of the rice.
-Cover with foil lightly, bake for about 20 minutes.
-Sprinkle with chopped coriander serve warm. 

Source: Chef Osama 
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