Kabsa With Chicken, Meat & Vegetables

How to make Kabsa with chicken
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Kabsa is suitable for banquets and is preferred by many people in different Arab countries. Therefore, we offer you how to make Kabsa with chicken or meat in different ways.

Kabsa is one of the favorite Arab food in many countries, especially the Gulf countries, as it has a delicious and distinctive taste.

The Kabsa dish competes with other popular dishes such as Jareesh, Qursan, and Saudi Saleeq, which is what some Arab countries called silig or siliq, meaning ground corn cooked with yogurt. The dish consists mainly of rice, meat, and spices, it is cooked with chicken or shrimp or fish and crackers.

Similar Recipe: Saudi Zurbian With Beef Or Chicken

Although the various international dishes entered the Gulf and Saudi culture, Kabse did not lose its luster, so those fast-food restaurants became proficient in serving them and adding different spices and various ingredients to them to be grabbed by hands and enjoyed by those with high taste.

Although the Kabsa dish is present in all Gulf kitchens, it differs from one country to another according to the different types of spice added to it and according to the color of the rice.

Tips for making healthy chicken Kabsa

We mention some tips for making Kabsa with chicken in a healthy way, as follows:

Using olive oil: It is preferable to use beneficial and healthy olive oil for frying chicken and making basmati rice instead of ghee or hydrogenated oils.
Adding various vegetables: Make the kabse with chicken more useful by adding many types of vegetables to it.
Serving Kabsa with a vegetable salad: Kabse with vegetables does not need more dishes besides it, and green salad can be satisfied.

Kabsa with chicken and vegetables

Add nutritional value to Kabse with various vegetables, follow the following method to make Kabse with chicken and vegetables:


Here are the steps for making Kabse with chicken and vegetables as follows:


  1. Place half of the chopped onion in an oiled frying pan, stir until wilted, then add the chicken, stirring, until golden.
  2. Add 2 cups of water, then add tomato paste, mashed tomatoes, salt, pepper and the rest of the spices.
  3. Cover the chicken, and leave it until it’s soft.
  4. Bring another saucepan, add a little oil, add the remaining onions, and stir in the chopped garlic.
  5. Add the remaining vegetables to the previous mixture with a pinch of pepper and salt, add to them a cup of broth and leave it on medium heat for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  6. Remove the chicken from the broth when it is cooked, and put it in a tray in the oven at a temperature of 200 ° C, where it becomes golden in color, then remove it from the oven.
  7. Add the rice in the same amount as the chicken broth, so that the broth covers the rice, and after boiling, put the heat down, cover the pot, and leave the rice until it’s cooked.
  8. Bring a serving tray and put the rice in it, then add vegetables and chicken.
  9. You can spread some roasted almonds on the rice, then serve the tray hot.

Lamb Thigh Kabse

Preparation timeThirteen minutes
Cooking timeFifty minutes
ServesEight persons


  • To serve:


  1. Wash the rice several times, then soak it for half an hour.
  2. Dry the thigh well with a piece of kitchen paper.
  3. Put each coriander, pepper, chili, mixed spice, cardamom, turmeric, and paprika in a deep dish and stir the spices together.
  4. Distribute a third of the spices on the thigh and rub it well.
  5. Bring a high-edge oven tray larger than the size of the thigh and put the oil in it.
  6. Put the tray at a strong temperature in order to fully heat the oil.
  7. Add onions, stir them for one to two minutes, add tomatoes, and saute them for one to two minutes.
  8. Add the thigh and leave it on the stove until it is lightly browned and flip it once or twice during browning.
  9. Add cloves, pepper, bay leaf, cinnamon, lemon, and cardamom, and stir the ingredients together.
  10. Add six cups of water, cover the tray, and leave the thigh at a medium temperature for a period of sixty to ninety minutes, until the thigh is completely cooked.
  11. Drain the stock around the thigh into a large saucepan and place the thigh in an oven tray.
  12. Sprinkle half of the remaining spices and place the thigh in an oven at a temperature of one hundred and eighty degrees Celsius for ten minutes until it is browned and kept hot.
  13. Put the stockpot on a strong temperature to a boil.
  14. Filter the rice from the water and add it to the broth.
  15. Add the rest of the spices and let the rice boil vigorously for five minutes.
  16. Cover the rice and leave it at a low temperature for fifty minutes until it is completely cooked.
  17. Pour the rice into a wide serving dish and place the thigh in the center.
  18. Distribute almonds and raisins and serve Kabsa with salad.

Kabsa With Chicken, Meat & Vegetables

Servings: 5




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  1. Melt the ghee in a frying pan, then add the onions and stir until wilted.

  2. Add chicken and saute with onions until it becomes golden.

  3. Add tomato paste, mashed tomatoes, and various spices with half a spoonful of turmeric, and keep stirring for a few minutes.

  4. Add salt to taste and 2 cups of water to the previous mixture, reduce the heat to low, and leave the chicken until soft.

  5. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.

  6. Bring a small bowl and put the oil in it, then add half a tablespoon of turmeric to it, stirring for a few minutes, then turn off the heat.

  7. Drain the chicken from the broth and place it on a tray, then brush the chicken with the turmeric that was prepared with the oil, and use a brush to brush the chicken, keeping the broth aside.

  8. Put the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes until it becomes brown, and meanwhile prepare the rice.

  9. Bring a pot and put a little oil in it, then put the water to a boil, add the basmati rice, then add an appropriate amount of the chicken broth that was prepared in the previous steps.

  10. Top with cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, black lemons, and raisins with the rice.

  11. Leave the mixture to a boil, then cover the saucepan and place it on low heat until the rice is soft.

  12. Put the rice in the serving tray, take out the chicken, place it on top of the rice, and serve the delicious Kabsa.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
Protein 4g8%

* 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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