Chicken Kabouli (Al-Batena Style)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is an Omani chicken and rice dish. For the Omani spices you can use Omani Spice Mix. From Nestle.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

What a wonderful dish! I've never made chicken this way, and I'm glad I did now. It was even better the next day. Made it with the suggested spice mix. Thanks for sharing!
Made for Visit Oman / NAME Forum

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chicken pieces and water in a large pot and bring to a boil; add the spices and cinnamon sticks, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Cook 25 minutes (chicken will not be fully cooked), remove chicken, strain stock and reserve.
  3. Heat ghee in a large pot and brown the chicken on all sides, 6 minutes total; remove and set aside.
  4. Saute ginger a minute, stir in Omani spices; add chicken bouillon and 4 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in the rice, cover, and cook over liw for 10 minutes.
  6. Return chicken, cover, and cook an additional 10 minutes until rice and chicken are fully cooked.

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