Roasted Chicken Al-Kabsa (Saudi) (Gluten Free)

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 50 mins

Al-Kabsa is considered a national dish from Saudi Arabia. This is my tasty adaption of a recipe found on I serve this with Saudi Carrot Basmati Rice (Zainab's Mom's) and fresh salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. De-skin the chicken.
  3. Season with spices and olive oil.
  4. Place in a roasting pan and into the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Recipe #369045 or basmati rice.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was so good, but to make this recipe I had to make (and will need to review) to others for the spices, what a different taste sensation. Once I had all the spices it went together pretty easy, I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it was enjoyed by everyone. I'll be using this more often now that I know how good it is. Served with steamed rice and Saudi Girls Cucumber Yogurt Salad as well as Saudi Champagne - a wonderful dinner. Made for Let's go to Saudi Arabia game

Bonnie G #2 June 04, 2013

Wonderful, flavorful chicken! I used the spice blends you recommended and used them on bone-in chicken breasts. Moist and well seasoned, just delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof September 13, 2011