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Quick and Easy Egyptian Chicken Broth

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"My husband taught me this traditional Egyptian recipe. He says I make it better than his mom did! The trick is knowing exactly when to add the water, giving the chicken enough time to fry a little, but not letting it burn. Serve with rice and stewed vegetables."
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33 m servings 418
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Rub chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine chicken, giblets, and butter in a 5-quart pot over medium heat. Add onion, cloves, cardamom, and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until moisture has evaporated. Cook chicken until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in enough water to just cover the chicken. Simmer until flavors combine, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Vegetable oil can be substituted for the clarified butter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 418 calories; 28.5 6.6 32.2 109 136 Full nutrition

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