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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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
23 mins
total:
33 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rub chicken with salt and pepper.

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  • 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.

  • 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

418 calories; protein 32.2g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 108.6mg; sodium 136.3mg. Full Nutrition
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