Chicken Machboos Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Chicken Machboos

Chicken Machboos recipe is also known as or Machboos ala Dajaj, which means spiced chicken and rice.


  • 1 kg chicken parts with bone and skin
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp MAGGI® Khaleeji Cooking Paste
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 whole loomi, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 2 medium green chilies, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups basmati rice, washed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander and parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp rosewater

How to Prepare

  1. In a nonstick rice pot, sear chicken pieces with sunflower oil on medium-high heat until golden brown.
  2. Add MAGGI® Khaleeji Cooking Paste, water, loomi, and green chillies (replace with bell pepper for a less spicy flavour) and cook for an additional 10 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
  3. Add washed basmati rice, herbs and rosewater and gently stir to mix together chicken and rice. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes until rice is fully cooked and stock is absorbed.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with fresh yogurt and Arabic salad.

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