In celebration of the United Arab Emirate’s national day we decided to highlight a famous national recipe for this week. There are many versions of the Chicken Machboos found all over the Arabian Gulf and this video highlights the Hello Chef way which allows you to cook this traditional dish in only 30 minutes.
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Ingredients for a serving size of 2:
✅ For stew
Chicken thighs, boneless skinless | 400.00 Grams
| 1.00 Pieces
Garlic cloves | 3.00 Pieces
| 2.00 Pieces
| 200.00 Grams
Cardamom pods | 4.00 Pieces
| 350.00 ML
Chicken stock cube | 1.00 Pieces
| 150.00 Grams
| 2.00 Tbsp
| 0.75 Tsp
Cinnamon stick | 1.00 Pieces
| 2.00 Grams
Turmeric powder | 2.00 Grams
| 0.50 Tsp
Saffron (infused) | 10.00 ML
| 40.00 Grams
| 1.00 Pieces
Fresh coriander | 20.00 Grams
| 30.00 Grams
| 1.00 Pieces
| 15.00 Grams
Step by step instructions:
Chop the chicken thighs into chunks. Peel and chop the red onion and garlic. Chop the tomatoes. Peel and chop the potatoes. Split the cardamom pods open with the back of a knife. Boil the measured water and dissolve the chicken stock cube in it. Rinse and drain the basmati rice.
Heat a large pot over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Fry the chicken and red onion with a pinch of salt for 4-5 min. Add the garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, rinsed and drained basmati rice, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cumin, turmeric and black pepper. Cook for 2 min.
Add the chicken stock, saffron and the golden raisins. Bring to a boil and stir once. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Simmer for 15-20 min, stirring occasionally, until the water is absorbed, the rice is tender and the potatoes are soft.
4️⃣ Fry onion
Meanwhile, peel the brown onion and slice it into thin rings. Heat a pan over a high heat with the ghee. Once hot, add the onion rings and fry until browned. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside until serving.
5️⃣ Finish stew
Halve and juice the limes. Chop the fresh coriander. Add the lime juice, chopped coriander and almond flakes to the Chicken Machboos and give everything a good mix up.
Divide the Chicken Machboos among plates and top with the fried onion.
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