Arabian Chicken Mandi

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Authorbaidoone
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Chicken Mandi, is aromatic and tasty arabian rice dish. It is popular meal in all Arab countries. This version of Mandi is a delicious combination of rice, chicken and a mixture of spices cooked in the oven.

Yields7 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time2 hrs 30 minsTotal Time3 hrs

To prepare the chicken seasoning:
 1 whole chicken
 1 tsp turmeric
 2 tsp salt
 3 cloves mashed garlic
 1/2 tsp ginger powder
 1/2 tsp paprika
 1/2 cup grated carrots
 1/2 cup grated onion
 3 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp saffron rinsed in a quarter cup of water
 juice of one lemon
To prepare the rice:
 6 tbsp vegetable oil
 2 tsp salt
 1 cup shredded carrots
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp turmeric
 1/2 cup chopped green coriander
 2 tsp saffron
 2 onions, sliced
 2 tomatoes cut into circles
 2 green pepper cut into circles
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tbsp clove
 3 cups basmati rice
 3 bay leaves
 2 dried lemon
 6 green cardamom pods
 4 cups water

1

To prepare the chicken: In a bowl, put the chicken and add olive oil, turmeric, salt, crushed garlic, powdered ginger, paprika, carrots, lemon juice, rinsed saffron and onion.

2

Mix the ingredients with your hands until the mixture covers the chicken well.

3

Cover the bowl and put the chicken in the refrigerator for 40 minutes, stirring the chicken every 10 minutes.

4

To prepare the rice: in a bowl, mix the water with saffron and set aside for a while.

5

In a saucepan, warm vegetable oil.

6

Add the onion slices and green pepper to the saucepan.

7

Add bay leaves, dried lemon and green cardamom and mix for about 5 minutes.

8

Put the grated carrots and saute the ingredients for 10 minutes.

9

Add the rice, salt, turmeric, cumin, clove and paprika, then mix the ingredients well for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

10

Pour the water with saffron and mix then turn off the heat.

11

Preheat the oven at 355 F (180 ° C).

12

In a large tray, put the rice mixture and water.

13

Add the green coriander and slices of tomatoes.

14

Cover the tray with a first layer of foil and make several holes in it with a knife.

15

Place the whole chicken on top of the foil with its spices.

16

Cover the whole tray tightly with foil.

17

Bake for 2 hours until it is completely tender.

18

Serve with plain yogurt and pickles.

Ingredients

To prepare the chicken seasoning:
 1 whole chicken
 1 tsp turmeric
 2 tsp salt
 3 cloves mashed garlic
 1/2 tsp ginger powder
 1/2 tsp paprika
 1/2 cup grated carrots
 1/2 cup grated onion
 3 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp saffron rinsed in a quarter cup of water
 juice of one lemon
To prepare the rice:
 6 tbsp vegetable oil
 2 tsp salt
 1 cup shredded carrots
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp turmeric
 1/2 cup chopped green coriander
 2 tsp saffron
 2 onions, sliced
 2 tomatoes cut into circles
 2 green pepper cut into circles
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tbsp clove
 3 cups basmati rice
 3 bay leaves
 2 dried lemon
 6 green cardamom pods
 4 cups water

Directions

1

To prepare the chicken: In a bowl, put the chicken and add olive oil, turmeric, salt, crushed garlic, powdered ginger, paprika, carrots, lemon juice, rinsed saffron and onion.

2

Mix the ingredients with your hands until the mixture covers the chicken well.

3

Cover the bowl and put the chicken in the refrigerator for 40 minutes, stirring the chicken every 10 minutes.

4

To prepare the rice: in a bowl, mix the water with saffron and set aside for a while.

5

In a saucepan, warm vegetable oil.

6

Add the onion slices and green pepper to the saucepan.

7

Add bay leaves, dried lemon and green cardamom and mix for about 5 minutes.

8

Put the grated carrots and saute the ingredients for 10 minutes.

9

Add the rice, salt, turmeric, cumin, clove and paprika, then mix the ingredients well for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

10

Pour the water with saffron and mix then turn off the heat.

11

Preheat the oven at 355 F (180 ° C).

12

In a large tray, put the rice mixture and water.

13

Add the green coriander and slices of tomatoes.

14

Cover the tray with a first layer of foil and make several holes in it with a knife.

15

Place the whole chicken on top of the foil with its spices.

16

Cover the whole tray tightly with foil.

17

Bake for 2 hours until it is completely tender.

18

Serve with plain yogurt and pickles.

Arabian Chicken Mandi

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