Lebanese Chicken & Rice


Lebanese Chicken & Rice is a traditional and flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe features tender and juicy chicken simmered in a flavorful broth of Lebanese spices such as cinnamon, allspice, and turmeric, and served over a bed of fluffy and fragrant rice. It’s a perfect dish for a family dinner, a special occasion or a traditional Lebanese meal. Lebanese Chicken & Rice is sure to impress your guests with its bold and delicious flavours.

Lebanese Chicken & Rice

Lebanese Chicken & Rice

Chef Sammy
I have an immense love for middle eastern food. Maybe that came from the years we spent in Dubai while I was growing up or maybe its just because it's so flavorful and delicious. Who knows? This is my favorite Lebanese dish. It gets devoured every single time that I make it. The fact that it's so easy to make makes it an added bonus. Truly a win-win situation
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 10 Chicken drumsticks with skin on
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lime powder
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 6 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1 Onion sliced


  • 2 cups Basmati rice washed
  • 1 cup Vermicelli
  • 2 tsp Butter or Olive oil
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • Salt
  • 3 Potatoes cut in small pieces


Method for the chicken:

  • Melt butter and add all the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix to make a paste.
  • Rub all over the chicken and potatoes.
  • Cover and bake at 375 till almost done.
  • Take off the foil for the last 15 min to brown it nicely

Method for the rice:

  • Heat butter or oil on sauté mode in the instant pot.
  • Add vermicelli and sauté till toasted add rice and salt.
  • Sauté for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add your chicken broth and water and stir.
  • Cancel sauté mode and close the lid and press rice.
  • Once ready do quick release and fluff.
  • Serve with chicken and potatoes.
  • Lebanese Chicken & Rice
Keyword Meat

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