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Ramadan Recipe: Bahraini Chicken Machboos

  • Publish date: Saturday، 20 January 2024 Last update: Sunday، 21 January 2024
Ramadan Recipe: Bahraini Chicken Machboos

Embark on a flavorful journey through Bahrain with this Chicken Machboos, a traditional Bahraini dish that captivates the senses. This aromatic one-pot wonder brings together fragrant rice, succulent chicken, and a symphony of spices to create a dish that mirrors the rich cultural tapestry of the Pearl of the Gulf. This dish would be a perfect addition to your Iftar table during Ramadan.

This recipe was crafted by our esteemed culinary advisor, Chef Sarah. For more recipes, be the first to receive our newsletter straight to your inbox, and join our WhatsApp channel to dive into a world of real-time engagement!

This recipe was crafted by our esteemed culinary advisor, Chef Sarah. For more recipes, be the first to receive our newsletter straight to your inbox, and join our WhatsApp channel to dive into a world of real-time engagement! 

  • Ingredients

    • 30 Minutes
    • 6 Serving
    • 400 Calories
For the Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
2 cups basmati rice
2 large onions, thinly sliced
3 tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Bahraini spice blend (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
For the Rice
2 cups basmati rice
4 cups chicken broth
1 cinnamon stick
4 cardamom pods
4 cloves
2 bay leaves
Salt to taste
  • Method & Directions

    • 60 Minutes
  1. Prepare the Chicken
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a large pot, heat vegetable oil and sauté sliced onions until golden brown. Add minced garlic and Bahraini spice blend. Stir until fragrant.
  2. Add Chicken
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add chicken pieces to the pot, season with turmeric, salt, and pepper. Cook until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  3. Incorporate Tomatoes
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add chopped tomatoes to the pot and cook until they break down, creating a flavorful base.
  4. Simmer Chicken
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Pour enough water to cover the chicken, cover the pot, and let it simmer until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  5. Prepare Rice
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Rinse basmati rice and set aside. In a separate pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add rice, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaves, and salt. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked.
  6. Serve Together
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Once the chicken and rice are ready, arrange the rice on a serving platter and place the chicken on top. Garnish with fried onions for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 400
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