Ramadan is a great time to introduce delicious dishes to your Iftar table. This year, we decided to save you from wondering what’s for iftar for 30 days straight by giving you some delicious cooking inspo for Ramadan. This week’s special is the one-pot treasure, Chicken Maklouba! A Levantine dish served upside down –hence the name— maklouba is a classic one pot dish packed with flavors and is the perfect comfort food for the whole family. Whether you like it with chicken, meat, or turkey, the one thing that remains true is that layering meat and vegetables underneath rice results in the perfect blend of flavors.Try out this delicious maklouba recipe and stay tuned for more wholesome Iftar, dessert, and sohour recipes all month long from Breadfast.
– 1/2 kilo of boneless chicken thighs
– Tablespoon of salt
– Tablespoon of pepper
– Tablespoon of mustard
– 2 and a half cups of basmati rice
– 1/2 eggplant
– 1/4 kilo carrots
– 2 medium onions or one large onion
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Cut the eggplant and salt it. Drain it to remove some of the excess liquid from half an hour to an hour. Fry the eggplant until golden brown on both sides.
Cut the carrots into rings, the onions into four parts, then slice the onions into thin wings.
In a saucepan, cover the basmati rice with water, bring it to a boil, then rinse and drain it. Set it aside.
Cut the chicken thighs into medium-sized cubes.
1- In a medium saucepan, sear the chicken in some olive oil and season with salt, black pepper, and mustard. After the chicken is cooked, remove it and set it aside.
2- Toss in the onion and stir fry for a few minutes until they soften. Add the cooked chicken back again and mix it with the onions.
3- Start layering by adding the fried eggplant on top of the chicken, then add the boiled basmati rice.
4- Arrange carrot rings around the edges of the rice and pour in boiling water; reduce heat to low, cover it with the pot lid, and cook until the water is completely absorbed. It will take around 20 minutes for the water to be fully absorbed.
5- Turn off the heat and allow the Maklouba to rest for a few minutes before flipping it over onto the serving tray.
Grab all the ingredients you need to make this delicious Maklouba dish from Breadfast. Enjoy your Iftar!