Chicken Kabsa Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia
Chicken Kabsa

Chicken Kabsa

Chicken Kabsa is the national dish of Saudi Arabia. This special chicken and rice dish is best served with a side of cool and tangy yoghurt sauce.

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  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 3 fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 medium carrot cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 pieces whole green cardamom
  • 1 sachet MAGGI® Powder Seasoning
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 1 kg whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups washed basmati rice
  • 50 g golden raisins
  • 50 g almond slivers
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How to Prepare

  1. In a medium rice pot, sauté onions in oil until golden. Add garlic, carrots, tomato paste and cardamom and cook for 2 mins.
  2. Add MAGGI® Powder Seasoning, water and chicken and simmer over medium heat until chicken is fully cooked. Gently remove chicken and place on a roasting tray with skin-side up and roast in oven for 15 mins or until skin is golden.
  3. Add rice to the reserved chicken broth and adjust with additional water if needed, so that the broth is fully covering the rice. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until rice is fork tender.
  4. Meanwhile, sauté almond and raisins in butter for 2 mins until raisins are plump and almond is slightly golden.
  5. To assemble the dish, gently transfer rice on to a large platter, sprinkle top with raisin and almond slivers and arrange roasted chicken on top. Serve with yogurt, salad and hot sauce.

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