Chicken Kabsa – Middle East Special Easy


Chicken Kabsa - Middle East Special Easy

Chicken Kabsa is a Middle East specialty dish with a tempting and irresistible flavor. Chicken and rice are cooked together so the flavors penetrate deep into rice. Chicken Kabsa is a unique and special with a finger licking flavor and aroma. Chicken Kabsa is a wholesome dish, very nutritious and filling. Chicken is rich in protein and vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Chicken Kabsa here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 2.5 - Chicken cut into 6 - 8 pieces
  • 1 lb Long grain rice washed and soaked in water for at least 15 mins
  • 2 nos Onion thinly sliced, large
  • 2 nos Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 nos Carrots grated, medium
  • 1 can Tomato puree
  • 5 nos Garlic cloves crushed
  • Rind of one orange(grated)
  • 4 nos Cinnamon Karugapatta
  • 6 nos Cloves Grambu
  • 6 nos Cardamom Elakka
  • 4 - Raisins Onakkamunthiri
  • 4 - Almonds sliced
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil/Corn oil/Butter
  • Salt As reqd
  • Pepper As reqd
  • Coriander leaves Few
  • 3 cups Hot water or Chicken Broth


  • For preparing Chicken Kabsa - Middle East Special Easy, first heat oil/butter in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add onions and saute till they turn brown.
  • Add chicken pieces followed by tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and crushed garlic.
  • Saute for about 4 - 5 mins on a low flame.
  • Add around 3 cups of hot water or broth and mix well.
  • Add carrot, grated orange rind, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and mix well again.
  • Add salt and pepper and mix well and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for about 25 - 30 mins.
  • When the chicken is done, stir rice into the liquid in between the pieces of chicken.
  • :- Or else you can also remove the chicken pieces from the pan, add rice and and then return the chicken pieces back to the pan.
  • Cover and simmer for about another 30 - 45 mins or until rice is cooked or the liquid is fully absorbed.
  • Set aside to keep warm.
  • Place it on a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves, raisins and almonds.
  • :- If you are cooking rice alone, then, arrange the chicken on top of the rice while serving and then garnish with coriander leaves, raisins and almonds.
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