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

5 5

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

5 5

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!

5 5

Easy and perfect! I roasted a whole chicken without cutting into parts or removing the skin. Used the spice blends you linked to on the site. Accompanied by Rice With Onion (Mashkoul), Broccoli Rabe With Apricots and Pine Nuts (made with broccolini instead) and a simple tossed salad. A delicious dinner! Reviewed for NA*ME tag.