04/12/2018 - 09:50 AM

Middle Eastern-Style Chicken


Middle Eastern-Style Chicken from Dubai's Markette


  1. Baby chicken - 1 whole
    Cauliflower - 1/2 cup
    Eggplant - 1/2 cup
    Potato - 5-6 medium each
    Labneh - 1/2 cup
    Sumac - 1 Pinch
    Orange Glaze - 3 Tbsp
    Mix sakura - 1 tbsp
    Pita bread - 1 pc
    Lamb Mince - 100gm
    Pine nuts - 1 Tbsp
    Mint Leaf - 1 tbsp
    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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