Kabsa with chicken is one of the favorite Arab dishes in many countries, especially the Gulf countries. It has a delicious and distinctive taste. Here is one of the best methods with which you can make one of the most delicious recipes: Get A Taste of Kabsa, Saudi Arabia's Favorite Dish | About Her

Kabsa with chicken

Kabsa can be served on different occasions and people love it in different Arab countries, so we are offering you this recipe on how to make chicken kabsa in this unique way.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine Saudi Recipes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 g ground allspice
  • 0.6 g ground white pepper
  • 2 g dried whole lime powder
  • 55 g butter
  • 1 piece onion, finely chopped
  • 6 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 piece (3 pounds) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 60 g tomato puree
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves whole garlic cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground coriander
  • 770 ml hot water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 415 g unrinsed basmati rice
  • 40 g raisins
  • 25 g toasted slivered almonds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl mix spices together, cinnamon, saffron, cardamom, white pepper, allspice, lime powder
  • In a large pot melt butter then add garlic, onions and keep steering it till the onions are cooks for 5 minutes approximately
  • Add the chicken pieces for 10 minutes until they get brown
  • add the tomato paste and mix
  • In the same pot add canned tomatoes, whole cloves, nutmeg, carrots, coriander, cumin, black pepper, salt, kabsa spices stir them for three minutes and then add water, chicken bouillon cube
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover, until the chicken is cooked for 30 minutes
  • Gently stir in the rice. Cover the pot until rice is almost cooked and almost dry, for 25 minutes add the raisins and more hot water if needed
  • Cook for another 10 minutes till the rice is cooked
  • Serve it hot with the chicken and top with nuts
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