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How to make Emirati-style Chicken Majboos

How to make Emirati-style Chicken Majboos

Fragrant rice and juicy chicken flavoured with traditional spices

Ingredients and instructions

- For boiling The Chicken:

Vegetable oil

2 Finely chopped onions

Stir until welted

2 cinnamon sticks

2 Dried Lemons

4 Bay Leaves

5 Cardamon pods

5 Cloves


Black pepper

Mixed spice

Chicken pieces

Add the chicken and leave it until it takes color

Flip the chicken pieces

Hot Water

Cover the pot until the chicken is cooked

- For the stuffing:

3 Chopped onions

Put the onions in a frying pan without oil, stirring until caramelized

Add a little water if needed until golden

1/2 Cup raisins, washed and soaked

1 Cup boiled chickpeas

Vegetable oil


Black pepper

Mixed Spice

Cardamom powder

Stir and then leave the mixture aside

Preparing The Chicken Sauce

2 Tbsp yogurt

1 Tsp turmeric

1 Tbsp tomato paste

Mix well

Brush the chicken with the sauce

Roast in the oven, then cover with tin foil to keep it moist

- For the rice:

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 Chopped onion

1 Green hot pepper, chopped

1 Tbsp crushed garlic

1 Tbsp mashed ginger

2 Tomatoes cut into cubes

Stir for 2 minutes

3 Cups rice, soaked for 1/2 hour and drained

6 cups of drained chicken broth

Put on high heat, and when the water decreases, reduce the heat until it is cooked

Cover the pot

Put the rice in a serving dish

Spread the filling over the rice

Distribute the chicken

Garnish with almonds and parsley

Serve hot

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