151 Saudi Arabia – Al Kabsa

151 Saudi Arabia - Al Kabsa

Al Kabsa

Bored of the same chicken and rice dish each week? Well, give this a try. The chicken has crispy skin and a moist interior. The rice is so flavorful from all the spices. It’s a real winner!


4-8 pieces of chicken thighs with skin on

1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water

1-2 onions

2 fresh tomatoes

1 tsp. Tomato paste

2 tsp. Garlic and ginger

1 medium carrot grated

1/2 lemon

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tsp. Coriander powder

1 tsp. Cumin powder

1/2 tsp. Garam masala

1/2 tsp. Chili powder (optional)

1/4 tsp. Black pepper

5 cloves

5 green cardamoms

5 peppercorns

Handful of raisins or sultanas

Handful of almond slivers

Ghee or oil

Salt to taste


Heat butter in a pan and add cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, peppercorns and stir.

Add onions and fry until brown, then add ginger-garlic paste.

Now add tinned tomatoes and cook on high flame.

Add cumin, coriander, black pepper, cayenne, salt, Garam Masala and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Add the chicken, chicken stock, cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to baking tray skin side up. Grill in the oven for 20 minutes.

In the gravy add carrot, lemon slices, rice and boil on a high flame until boiling.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low flame for 20 minutes and keep aside.

In another pan, heat butter and fry almonds and raisins in it.

Mouth-watering and delicious Chicken Al Kabsa is ready to eat!

Original recipe found here:

Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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