Chicken Machboos Recipe

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Submitted by mash_2

Makes 4 servings



Emirati dish of rice cooked in a chicken stew.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Machboos

4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 chicken legs, skinned
2 whole dried limes (loomi)
1/8 teaspoon saffron
1 large onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups basmati rice, rinsed and drained

Recipe Directions for Chicken Machboos

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.

  2. Bring water to boiling and add chicken bouillon cubes, lower heat and add dried limes and saffron and let simmer till bouillon is dissolved --keep it hot.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with half the spices (except the garlic).

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on med-high to high heat and fry the chicken till both sides are brown, lower heat to medium and remove the chicken to a plate.

  5. In that same skillet sauté the onions for 2 minutes, add tomatoes, garlic and remaining spices and sauté another 2 minutes, then turn off the burner.

  6. Add the rice and stir for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, till well coated.

  7. Spread rice in the baking dish and place the chicken pieces over the rice.

  8. Gently press the dried limes on the sides of the pot to distribute flavor in the broth and then poor on the rice and chicken (the whole thing including the dried limes) and cover tightly with foil.

  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes--do not open the foil cover at all until the time is up.

Categories

Chicken, Rice, Main Dish, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 439.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
436
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
762mg
32%
Potassium
335mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
81.6g
27%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
8.1g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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