Prepare Freekeh With Chicken And Vegetables

Oven-roasted freekeh with chicken and vegetables
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Freekeh is a whole grain that is rich in many nutrients, such as: selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and protein.
Also, its content of protein and linoleic acid is higher than that of bulgur and rice, while its content of sugar and fat was lower, according to what was indicated by some research conducted on freekeh, such as a laboratory study published in the journal THE JOURNAL OF FOOD 2017.
It has a low glycemic index Freekeh is one of the foods with a low glycemic index

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That is, they do not raise the level of blood sugar quickly when consumed, and it should be noted that these foods are a good option for diabetics, and therefore the consumption of foods rich in nutrients and low in the glycemic index such as freekeh may contribute to an increase in the ability to control the rate of glucose in the blood and promote health.
Studies on the benefits of freekeh A preliminary study conducted on mice and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2019 indicated that the consumption of grains, including green wheat or freekeh, may contribute to reducing obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases; As it is associated with improving body weight, visceral fat, blood sugar level, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and others.

Freekeh benefits for diet

Frekeh is a rich source of fiber and protein, as 100 grams of uncooked freekeh contains 20 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fiber; Which covers 40% of the recommended daily value, and 325 calories,
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015 indicated that eating 30 grams of fiber per day may contribute to weight loss, but this benefit is not directly related to freekeh, but to foods rich in fiber in general.
It should be noted that foods high in protein will reduce the feeling of hunger, increase satiety, enhance the metabolic rate, and maintain muscle mass.

Prepare Freekeh With Chicken And Vegetables

Servings: 4



  1. In a pot on the fire, put the ghee, oil and the onion cut into small pieces and fry it until it wilts with a pinch of salt
  2. Add freekeh after soaking it in hot water for half an hour and wash it well
  3. Stir it over a low heat with a pinch of salt and black pepper
  4. Put the freekeh in a Pyrex dish, then dissolve the Maggi cubes in a cup of water and add it over the freekeh..and add more hot water until 3/4 of the freekeh
  5. Cover the pyrex with tin and make holes in it.
  6. We put the chicken dazzling with mixed spices, paprika, pepper and salt on top of the tin..and add the vegetables cut lengthwise next to the chicken with a pinch of salt..
  7. We cover the chicken and vegetables with another layer of tin foil. We put it in the oven at a low temperature for about an hour and a half, then the face is browned.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Protein 5g10%

Calcium 20%
Iron 0.7%
Magnesium 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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