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Chicken Kabouli (Al-Batena Style)

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“This is an Omani chicken and rice dish. For the Omani spices you can use Omani Spice Mix. From Nestle.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chicken pieces and water in a large pot and bring to a boil; add the spices and cinnamon sticks, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Cook 25 minutes (chicken will not be fully cooked), remove chicken, strain stock and reserve.
  3. Heat ghee in a large pot and brown the chicken on all sides, 6 minutes total; remove and set aside.
  4. Saute ginger a minute, stir in Omani spices; add chicken bouillon and 4 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in the rice, cover, and cook over liw for 10 minutes.
  6. Return chicken, cover, and cook an additional 10 minutes until rice and chicken are fully cooked.

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