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Freekeh with Chicken

  • Course: Main Course
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Freekeh with Chicken
    A nutritional main dish enjoyed in the Middle East and Africa


    • 250g Freekeh
    • 1 Large onion, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp Al Wadi Al Akhdar butter
    • 1 Tsp salt
    • 1 Tsp pepper
    • 1 Cup Al Wadi Al Akhdar chick peas, canned
    • 1 Cup chicken stock

    • For the chicken
    • 1/2 Kg chicken
    • Cinnamon sticks
    • 1 Large onion, chopped
    • 1L water
    • 1 Tbsp salt
    • Bay Leaves

    Step 1

    The chicken: In a large pot, put together the water, the chicken, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and salt.

    Step 2

    Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, skimming off the foam that forms on the surface of the liquid.

    Step 3

    Leave it until the chicken is cooked.

    Step 4

    Remove chicken and strain the stock.

    Step 5

    Freekeh: In a large pot, heat the butter. Add the onions and cook until golden.

    Step 6

    Add the freekeh and spices, stirring a little.

    Step 7

    Add the chick peas, salt and chicken stock.

    Step 8

    Bring to boil then lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes (until water evaporates).

    Step 9

    Serve with chicken pieces.

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