One Pot Chicken Freekeh
By yasmine • February 20, 2022
A one-pot meal, this chicken freekeh will be your favourite go to when you want a hearty and delicious meal the whole family will enjoy. You can also serve it in a gathering since it looks lovely in a big dish. Heartwarming, wholesome and delicious the Chicken Freekeh is definitely
- 3-4 piece chicken thighs - أوراك الدجاج
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder - بودرة ثوم
- 3 teaspoon all spice (divided) - بهارات
- 2 cup freekeh (washed) - فريك
- 2 tablespoon ghee (OR olive oil) - سمن بلدي
- 1 onion (diced) - بصلة
- 1 large carrot (grated) - جزرة
- 2 cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder) - عيدان قرفة
- 2-3 piece cardamom (crushed) - حبهان
- salt and pepper - ملح و فلفل
- 3 cup chicken broth/stock - مرقة دجاج
- 2 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped) - بقدونس
- 1 tablespoon almonds (sliced and toasted) - لوز
Step by step
- Marinate chicken with garlic powder and 2 teaspoons all spice.
- In a large rice pot, melt ghee and fry chicken thighs on all sides until golden (they wont cook through yet). Set aside.
- In the same pot, fry diced onions for a few minutes until slightly caramelized. Add grated carrot and stir.
- Sprinkle the rest of the all spice, cinnamon sticks and crushed cardamom pods. Stir veggies to combine scraping the pot for the burned chicken bits.
- Stir in with the washed freekeh, salt and pepper.
- Follow with the broth and bring heat to high in order to bring it to a boil. Then add chicken thighs back on top. As it simmers, lower heat and cover.
- Keep it covered as the steam helps the chicken cook properly. After 45 minutes check that the freekeh is cooked and the chicken is soft and tender. Adjust seasoning.
- Serve hot in a big serving dish with chicken not top and sprinkle with chopped parsley and toasted almonds.
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