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Saudi Chicken Kabsa

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Indulge in the authentic flavors of Saudi Arabia with our delightful rendition of Kabsa! A culinary gem, Kabsa holds a special place in every Saudi home, each showcasing a unique twist to this beloved dish.

In celebration of traditional Saudi recipes throughout January, we present our version, enriched with the Gulf’s renowned Daqqous. In the spirit of unity, our recipe seamlessly blends the distinctive Daqqous styles from Saudi, Emirati, Kuwaiti, and Yemeni cuisines. Because, in the end, we are all Arabs, united by our love for exceptional food.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Basmati rice (long-grain)
  • 1 chicken, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ghee + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • Mixed spices (cumin, black pepper, black lime, bay leaves, cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 hot peppers (optional, according to preference)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground coriander

Instructions:

  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Wash chicken with white vinegar.
  3. Sauté onion and garlic in ghee and oil.
  4. Add spices, tomato sauce, and chopped tomatoes.
  5. Brown chicken in the pot.
  6. Add 2 liters of water and boil for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken and bake.
  8. Strain broth and cook rice covered for 30 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat when rice boils, add hot peppers.
  10. Top with ghee, serve with chicken with lemon wedges and a side of Daqqous.

Discover the daqoos method here.

How do you prepare your Kabsa? We invite you to share your techniques and thoughts with us! #KabsaDelight #TraditionalFlavors #MiddleEasternCuisine #UnityInCulinaryDiversity #ShareYourRecipe

Saudi Kabsa

Indulge in the rich and diverse flavors of Gulf cuisine with our Authentic Gulf Kabsa featuring a delightful Daqqous sauce. This traditional dish blends the unique culinary styles of Saudi, Emirati, Kuwaiti, and Yemeni cuisines, offering a taste of unity in culinary diversity.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
dinner, main dish, طبق رئيس
saudi
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 297kcal

Equipment

Blender
Saucepan
Pot
Oven

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups Basmati rice (long-grain)
  • 1 chicken (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped )
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • Mixed spices

cumin, black pepper, black lime, bay leaves, cloves

  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 4 hot peppers (optional, according to preference)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground coriander

Instructions

  • Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Wash chicken with white vinegar.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in ghee and oil.
  • Add spices, tomato sauce, and chopped tomatoes.
  • Brown chicken in the pot.
  • Add 2 liters of water and boil for 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and bake.
  • Strain broth and cook rice covered for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce heat when rice boils, add hot peppers.
  • Top with ghee, serve with chicken with lemon wedges and a side of Daqqous.

Notes

Customize your Kabsa with protein, veggies, and spice levels according to your preference.
The Daqqous sauce adds a special touch with a combination of local ghee and olive oil.
For the Daqqous method, refer to this link.
Share your unique Kabsa preparations with us using #KabsaDelight!

Nutrition

Serving: 1plate | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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