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Middle Eastern-Style Chicken from Dubai's Markette

This Middle Eastern-Style Baby Roast Chicken is the Ultimate Comfort Food Dish

Situated in The Dubai Mall and BOXPARK, Markette has something for everyone. You can enjoy a selection of mixed platters; from Mexican, Asian, Indian, Fresh and Italian cuisines, plus Middle Eastern-inspired delights like this chicken dish.

Middle Eastern-Style Chicken


Middle Eastern-Style Chicken from Dubai's Markette


  1. Baby chicken - 1 whole
  2. Cauliflower - 1/2 cup
  3. Eggplant - 1/2 cup
  4. Potato - 5-6 medium each
  5. Labneh - 1/2 cup
  6. Sumac - 1 Pinch
  7. Orange Glaze - 3 Tbsp
  8. Mix sakura - 1 tbsp
  9. Pita bread - 1 pc
  10. Lamb Mince - 100gm
  11. Pine nuts - 1 Tbsp
  12. Mint Leaf - 1 tbsp
  13. Arabic Spice - 1 tsp


  1. Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a frying pan, add onion, garlic, cover and cooked gently for 10 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.
  2. Add cinnamon powder along with Arabic spice and fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add Lamb Mince and cooked together, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it’s all changed color.
  4. Add the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes until it has all evaporated.
  5. Stir in Pine nuts and some seasoning to taste.
  6. Heat the oven to 200*c. Season chicken with sumac powder, spoon in as much of lamb stuffing as you can.
  7. Tie the legs together with string to help stop the stuffing escaping.
  8. Rub the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put in a lightly oiled roasting tray, cover with foil and roast for 35 minutes.
  9. Place the sumac labneh into the tray, place the roasted baby chicken in with honey glazed grilled vegetable and halloumi pita bread.
  10. Garnish with sumac powder, almond flakes, pine nuts and sakura herb mix.
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