Since we live in Michigan where the grill is covered in snow 75% of the year, we most commonly sauté the chicken in a pan with a little olive oil. This looks delicious. I’ll give some alternatives in the recipe notes. During a trip to Montreal, we had the tastiest chicken wrap sandwich at a little Lebanese food stand. Lay the chicken on top of the cooked freekeh. I would like to try it, but have a couple questions first. It begins with poaching chicken breasts in water with aromatics like cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, … Rate this recipe So glad you tried it and liked it! Not only was it very simple and easy to make – the flavors were lovely! my lebanese friends love it!!! It is usually ordered as a sandwich of grilled chicken rolled in a “pita” bread with some Lebanese Garlic Sauce  and some salty pickles, fries and I’ve even had it once with lettuce/mayo. This time may vary, so double check the package instructions for any variance. If you have preserved lemon on hand, add a tablespoon or two. Whisk fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, thyme, paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper in small bowl. I’ve forwarded this to several friends! The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. However I was unable To find the nutritional info. Let chicken rest 10 minutes before serving. Bring to a boil. i’m in a new area, picked up Bob’s Red Mill FARRO and I’m wondering, how long should I soak this before cooking it and how would you modify this recipe to use FARRO? Enjoy!!! Add just enough oil to make a thick paste, stir. Place the yogurt, garlic, mint, and salt in a small bowl. We eat it with Garlic Sauce (recipe is also from this site). Fantastic meal all around! And keeping my hungry family happy. These dinner bowls are a modern twist on the beloved Lebanese chicken fatteh casserole. Place the fragrant chicken on a platter, scattering with the onions and lemon slices (which are edible.) Really wonderful flavors, and very easy. ★☆. I love this recipe. The Lemon Bowl® is a registered trademark of Liz Della Croce LLC. « Slow Cooked Lebanese Green Beans and Beef. It is extremely nutritious. Thank you for giving all these recipes a try. The chicken needs to be cooked through registering an internal temp of 165 degrees F. Thanks! Maria, wonderful! Season the chicken on both sides generously with salt and pepper and allspice. Thanks so much for sharing with your friends. Mix with a fork until well-combined. lemon juice and the Lebanese Chicken and Rice A traditional Lebanese dish typically served for special occasions, this recipe exemplifies the importance of spices in Lebanese cuisine. Transfer cooked freekeh to a serving dish and cover to keep warm. Now I think I'll be adding my own touch too! In Arabic, the word "fatteh" literally means "crumbs," referring to a genre of Middle Eastern foods where day-old toasted pita and other leftovers are re-purposed to create a new meal. Before Lebanese folks were introduced to rice and adopted it wholeheartedly, roasted green wheat or freekeh was the main staple. Thanks for your great questions! Taste just like our favorite restaurant in Dearborn, MI. It can also be served in a plate with a side of rice and grilled veggies. The flavors We eat this A LOT!! I’d just add some! I'm Yumna. Place the pot of chicken on the stove-top over medium-high heat. also how much? Transfer chicken to plates. I know you will just love this freekeh with chicken recipe. This is very Hi, I’m about to try this recipe but my freekeh that I picked up from a local market had weevils or some other type of bug in it, it was everywhere, had to toss it. Serve with your favourite salad. These are in order of importance. This was a great recipe. I looked up my local (being in Israel) baharat ingredients and there are no Persian limes. Grease the bbq grates. lemon. Similar to yogurt or vinegar, the acid in lemon juice helps break down the muscle fibers in meat. I will make I didn't rub it under the skin, so that could have been the problem, and I will try that next time. Served with tabouleh. We cut the cayenne by about 1/3 and found it very flavorful and satisfactory. loved this marinade. This is just what I need to change up my at home menu. You should be able to find it in your local supermarket. Add the Lebanese chicken;top with a generous scoop of the mint yogurt sauce and more toasted nuts, if you like. When I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner the other night, he very enthusiastically said “MEAT”! I got distracted, cooked the yogurt too long and it got hot and it started to curdle,but it was still amazing. I agree with others in that I like to use more spices than called for and give it a long time to marinate. Mix the salt, pepper, spices and 2 teaspoons granulated garlic in a bowl. Spelt Tabbouleh with Jalapeño Vinaigrette. We grilled it on skewers with chunks of bell pepper and red onion, served over a garlic rice pilaf from Annie’s Eats, and really enjoyed this!! So fresh. Whole Foods and Walmart both sell it. I had to come up with this recipe to keep my husband from hopping in the car and driving the 4 hours back to Montreal for more. There are no set rules here, only preferences. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Christine, thank you so much for giving this a try! Required fields are marked *. I'll use gluten free pita to go in my bowls, but that should be the only adjustment I'll need to make. Pinenuts would be a good substitution. And check your spam folder in case you cannot find our email! ( Feel free to sub paprika (not smoked) for something, or leave the cardamom cloves or nutmeg out. You can prepare it ahead and assemble in bowls when you are ready to serve. Followed recipe The delicately spiced lamb and rice is topped with cinnamon-dusted chicken, golden almonds and pine nuts. of fresh parsley (for me the parsley is essential), and cut back on the lemon juice by a third and substituted with water. Just made this again last night. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is available at middle-eastern stores under the name freekeh or frikeh, either in boxes or bags or in bulk. Wow thank you so much! (Which have a strong flavor my fam is not fond of). Enjoy! Cook the freekeh as directed and then let it cool completely to room temperature. Dinner tonight was this excellent chicken dish along with your za’atar cauliflower, tahini sauce, and baba ghanoush dishes. Add apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, and cloves. For the salad, I would opp for the fattoush salad, but my fattoush salad is quite different than yours. Later, the chicken is shredded into bite-sized pieces and cooked briefly in a skillet with onions, garlic and more spices. Easy, especially because you do the messy stuff ahead. I’m glad you tried it!! Yay I’m so glad that you tried it and liked it! You can certainly use a little extra virgin olive oil and a splash of citrus to thin the yogurt a little. Last updated Nov 10, 2020. It 's PERFECT. I'm planning on trying it next week. This was very good. Please use #feelgoodfoodie and tag me @feelgoodfoodie on the photo via: This was fabulous, and so easy for a sophisticated dish. Great recipe, thank you! I literally learned to cook 2 weeks after I got married over the phone with my mom. I would have never known that by putting the salt at the end before I bake (NOT in the beginning with the other ingredients) would make such a big difference. This post may include affiliate links, it will be a good idea to print the pictures with the recipe.