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Middle Eastern Chicken with Rice

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 4 lb chicken, only legs,
  • -thighs, breast and wings,
  • -cut in 12
  • 3 lg Tomatoes, peeled,seeded and
  • -chopped
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tb Coriander seed, ground
  • 1/2 ts Saffron
  • 4 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Bay leaf, crushed
  • 2 Bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1 c Kalamata olives, pitted and
  • -dices
  • 2 c Chicken broth, preferably
  • -homemade
  • 2 tb White raisins, soaked in
  • -boiling water 30 minutes
  • 1 lb Long-grain white rice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin


Remove the skin from chicken pieces. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Cook in oil. Remove pieces as they brown. They should be almost cooked at
this point. If they are not, turn down heat and continue cooking. Add
onions to the oil left in the pan and cook until soft. Add garlic, bayleaf
and ground coriander. Stir in rice until well coated with the oil. Add bell
peppers and cook a few minutes. Stir in tomatoes, cumin and saffron. Add
raisins. Return chicken pieces to pan. Pour 2 cups boiling chicken stock.
Cover pan. Turn down heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add olives and continue
simmering 10 to 15 minutes until rice is cooked. Add some drops of Tabasco.
Serve hot.

Serving Ideas : Great for a buffet dinner.

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