Chicken Kabouli (Interior Style)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an Omani recipe for a chicken and rice dish. It comes from Nestle. For the Omani spices you can use Omani Spice Mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken with the salt and 1 tablespoon of the Omani spice mix.
  3. Roast chicken on a rack or in a baking dish for 45 minutes until it is cooked through and the skin has browned; remove from oven and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the ghee, then add the onions and cook until golden, about 5 or 6 minutes.
  5. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of spice mix and garlic; add the bouillon and water.
  6. Once the mixture boils, stir in the rice; cover, reduce heat and cook on low for about 25 minutes until rice is tender.
  7. Serve rice with chicken on top.
  8. Garnish with toasted almonds.
Most Helpful

Very mild and pleasant, will use more Omani Spice Mix next time. My NA*ME neighbor said that Chicken Kabouli (Muscat Style) would be more typically Omani, but she took home a large container of rice and chicken for her dinner tomorrow night. I bought the smallest chicken I could find, but the roaster took 1 1/2 hours; I think it would have been tastier had I used my Showtime rotisserie to baste the chicken as it cooked. Made for Please Review My Recipe.

KateL October 13, 2013