Chicken Makboos
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Chicken Makboos

Beirutieh

Ingredients

6 servings
  1. 2 cups rice
  2. 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  3. 2 medium potatoes, cut into finger slices
  4. 2 large onions, finely chopped
  5. 3 medium tomatoes, mashed
  6. 3 cinnamon sticks
  7. 4 cardamom pods
  8. 4 cloves
  9. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  10. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  11. pepper
  12. salt to taste
  13. vegetable oil for frying
  14. Garnish:
  15. 1 tomato, cut into slices
  16. 1 egg, boiled and cut into slices

Method

90 mins
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    Wash the rice well and soak it for ½ an hour.

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    Fry the chopped onions in a small amount of vegetable oil until golden in color.

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    Add 1 cup of water, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, pepper and salt. Then add the chicken and stir.

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    Add enough water to cover all the ingredients. Cover the pot and cook on medium heat until the water comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and leave until chicken is done. Add water if needed.

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    When the chicken is done, remove it from the pot and set it aside.

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    In the pot containing the chicken stock, add the rice after draining it, and add a small amount of water if needed until the rice is covered. Leave it on high heat.

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    When the rice comes to a boil, add the mashed tomatoes and the turmeric. Stir a little and cover the pot. Reduce the heat and leave it to simmer until rice is done.

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    During this time, fry the potato fingers in vegetable oil and then set it aside.

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    Then fry the cooked chicken pieces until golden in color.

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    When the rice is done, place it in a serving dish and top with fried potatoes and then chicken.

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    Garnish the dish with the tomato and egg slices.

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