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Freekeh with Chicken

Middle Eastern Freekeh with chicken
Author Diana
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 450 grams (2 cups) Freekeh
  • 700 ml (3 cups) water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 (1) chicken breast or whole
  • 1 (1) onion chopped and fried in olive oil
  • ½ tsp (½ tsp) ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp (½ tsp) baharat
  • salt


  • In a saucepan combine freekeh with water or stock, salt, and olive oil. Bring to boil, cover and then allow to simmer for 35-40 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • To roast the chicken simple chop and fry an onion, then place it in a baking dish along with the chicken pieces tossed in baharat, olive oil, and add some water. Roast until chicken is cooked and golden brown.
  • Fry fairly long slices of onion in olive oil and top the freekeh with some roasted pine nuts, and almonds. Serve with plain yogurt on the side.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.1mg