Fried Chicken Emirati Style

Total Time
1hr 34mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 19 mins

This is good Middle Eastern style fried chicken. I use small chickens because they are tastier. You could use a large chicken but I suggest that you cut it up into quarters and then proceed. Original recipe from I serve this with Yellow rice, recipe to be posted or Rice With Onion (Mashkoul) using the stock made in this recipe, Kuwaiti Tomato Sauce (Dukkous Al-Tamat) and a fresh salad such as Iraqi 'summag' Salad - Sumac Salad..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Throughly wash the chickens inside and out. Place in a very large pot. Add enough water to cover the chickens. Bring to a boil. When the water starts boiling remove the accumulating scum.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients.
  3. Boil until the chicken is done, about 45 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the stock. Place the chicken in a colander/strainer.
  5. In a frying pan add about 1 cup or more oil. Heat and then carefully add the chicken, one at a time, and lightly fry the chicken until golden brown on all sides. (I put some white rice flour on them before frying to be crispier and keep them gluten free.).
  6. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.
  7. Now use the stock to make Yellow Rice, recipe to be posted. Serve with Recipe #387327 and a fresh salad.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

the best darned chicken i've ever had. the resulting broth is out of this world, too. made for Ramadan Tag 2010.

Elmotoo September 11, 2010