Chicken Majboos Recipe

Chicken Majboos Arabic
Arabic Chicken Majboos
Majboos is an Arabic rice dish with lamb or chicken.
In the traditional method,they boil water in a big pot and after adding all the spices and onion into the boiling water,they add full chicken.Once the chicken is done, take it out and rice is cooked in the same stock.
But I have changed that method a bit.
Here I am partially frying the chicken first and then cooking the rice and fried chicken together in the same pot.
All Arabic dishes are very healthy;Majboos is a very tasty rice dish like biriyani.You can serve it with raita or any other accompaniment of your choice.I serve it with Pomegranate raita.
Long grain Basmati rice-2 cups
Chicken-500 g
Dried Lemon-5 no (If its big sized lemon ,use 3 no)
Pepper powder-to taste
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Whole spices-Cardamom (2),Cinnamon(1/2 inch),Cloves(2)
Bay leaves-2 no
Onion-2 big
Water-3 1/2 cups
Salt-to taste
Method of preparation
Marinate the chicken pieces with salt,pepper and cinnamon powder.
Fry partially in 1tbsp Olive oil.
Now in a big pot boil 3 1/2 cups of water.Add the whole spices,bay leaves,Onion chopped,salt,Pepper powder,Cumin powder 1tsp,extra cinnamon powder 1tsp and dried lemons.
You can get dry lemon from the grocery store.It looks like this-
After washing the dry lemons,make a hole on this to get the real flavor . 
Once the water starts boiling,add in chicken and rice .
Water level should be 1 inch above the rice.
Cook well .
Healthy delicious dinner/lunch is ready with in minutes!!!
Serve it in the traditional way-
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Eat Healthy !


Vineetha Sush said…
New recipe...looks yummy !!
Julie said…
Very new n yummy flavors,love it!!
Erivum Puliyum
this sounds very interesting & new to me..;)
Tasty Appetite
hemalata said…
Super tempting chicken recipe,looks very delicious n flavorful.
Juliana said…
Deeps, I love rice dishes...and this one looks so tasty since the chicken is cooked together with the rice...interesting with the lemon. Nice flavors all together.
Thanks for this delicious recipe and hope you have a great weekend :)
This looks so good- and full of flavor. I'm going to try this soon! Thanks for checking out some of my foods, and I will be looking at more of yours as well.
Santosh Bangar said…
Jaya M said…
Can well imagine the aroma of all the spices and the chicken with rice..perfect on epot meal Deeps..keep on blogging and writing..hugs and smiles
Christy Gerald said…
Yumm-made Arabi Chicken Majboos.Perfectly prepared on-pot meal!. Luv ur recipes Dear.
Diane said…
Thanks so much for your visit. I love your blog, and this recipe sounds superb. I have though never seen dried lemons for sale!
I will be back and I am your latest follower. Diane

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