Chicken Ablama Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Chicken Ablama

Usually confused with a US state, Ablama is actually a Lebanese zucchini stuffed with meat and cooked in a tomato gravy. Try it out when you get your hands on these!


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 small whole chickens, each cut into 8 pieces
  • 20 small onions, peeled, or onion shallots
  • ¼ cup pine seeds
  • 3 cups mushrooms or 300 g, sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons plain flour
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 5 cups water or 1250 ml
  • 3 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch of salt, to taste
  • Pinch of ground pepper, to taste

How to Prepare

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot, fry chicken pieces until they become slightly golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add onions, pine seeds and sauté for 4 to 5 mins.
  3. Add mushrooms, flour and mix well carefully.
  4. Add lemon juice, stir rapidly, then add the water, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes, black pepper and stir carefully until the sauce is homogeneous.
  5. Return the chicken pieces to the sauce, cover and cook on low heat for 25 mins or until chicken becomes well cooked.
  6. Add the parsley, adjust the taste with salt and pepper if needed, stir and remove from heat.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 611.00 Kcal
Protein: 43.00 g
Carbohydrate: 16.00 g
Fats: 41.00 g

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