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Lebanese chicken with rice is probably one of the most traditional Lebanese dishes. This recipe is very authentic and extremely flavorful. I made double the quantity identified in the recipe and made a side of roasted potatoes, which were boiled first in chicken broth and cinnamon. I served this along side plain yogurt and pickles. An absolute hit!

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Omar H. September 07, 2008

This was good. I had to make due with the ingredients I had on hand, which meant no chicken or pine nuts. The spices of this dish taste better at room temperature than hot. I think the pine nuts I was missing would have added another layer of much needed texture, but I also think it needs another flavor to brighten the overall taste..maybe some fresh mint? Overall, great dish with some tweaking.

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Chef Sweet Sal July 22, 2009

This was delicious, easy to prepare, and easy to clean up. I loved that it could all be done in one pot. The chicken was tender and the rice was so tasty and spiced just right. I can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow and my not-so-adventurous husband loved it as well. I sliced fresh cucumber as our veggie and the two went really well together.

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Jensurf38 January 18, 2008

It is highly unusual for everyone in our family to like the same dish, but everyone loved this! It was so easy to make and I substituted brown rice for half of the white, used extra lean ground beef and cooked the chicken in a non-stick pan rather than oil, so it was pretty healthy too. Meets all my criteria! Thanks for sharing.

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jencmd February 18, 2013

Love this! I served with some plain yogurt on top.

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bobafemme June 02, 2010

There is a restaurant in Minneapolis called Emily's Lebanese Deli. It has the best Lebanese chicken with rice as well as fabulous tabbouleh. This recipe is very close and very delish! I did use 5 chicken thighs, a little less than 1 tsp. of cinnamon and about 3/4 tsp of allspice. Served it with plain yogurt. DH and friends loved it, too. Thanks, Scott!

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Linky1 January 25, 2010

Thank you-thank you for a great recipe! We loved it,I did make it with ground lamb and 4 Tbsp of roasted pinenuts and served it with lebanees bread and a cubumbersalad,a great meal.

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Chef Els December 23, 2009

Great! Wonderfull meal in less than an hour.Its the second time i cook it in 2 weeks.I used pistachios instead of pine nuts(didnt have any)but ill try w them next time.We loved it.thanks Scott!

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princesa de fresa February 15, 2009

While I thought this was YUMMY, my DH gave it a 6/10. I think I'm discovering he doesn't like cinnamon in entrees! I'll have to make it again when he's not home for dinner!! Thanks for sharing!! :O)

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SPrins January 08, 2009

This is a pleasantly exotic tasting sustaining one dish meal that survives very well in the fridge for many days or reheated after being frozen.

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Resilient July 31, 2008
Lebanese Chicken With Rice