Chicken Machboos is a very popular dish in the middle east; it is made on various occasions and owing to its superb textures and flavourful chicken, I got the idea to make this dish for my friends and family.
Salt and Pepper
Garlic and Ginger Paste
•Cut the chicken in half. Heat the water and leave aside. In a small bowl, mix the turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon together and add to the mixture one teaspoon of lemon. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture on the chicken halves.
•Heat oil in a large cooking pan, fry the onions until golden brown, then add some salt and pepper.
•Add the chicken to the onion mixture and turn it over a few times in the pan. Sprinkle on the chicken the mixed spices. Turn the contents altogether, so the chicken is coated with the spices, cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 3 minutes.
•Add the garlic, ginger, and tomato puree to the pan and turn the ingredients in the pan a few times. Cover again for 3 minutes and let it cook. Add water of needed.
•Cover the pan and let it cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
•In another pot boil the rice until done, add turmeric powder for the yellow color.
•Once done, serve the Chicken over the cooked rice and garnish with some onions and herbs.