Kabsa, a beloved Middle Eastern dish of spiced rice and meat, is easy to prepare with our Kabsa Spice Blend. Featuring an aromatic mix of cloves, cardamom, cumin, ground black pepper and saffron, this dish is a fragrant, more exotic rendition of classic chicken and rice.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 60 min

Total time: 75 min

Kabsa with Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 servings


  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add to pan. Sauté until well browned on both sides, but not completely cooked, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside.

  2. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, carrots, chicken stock and Kabsa Spice Blend. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add rice, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes.

  4. Return chicken to pan and cover again. Cook for additional 10 to 15 minutes or until thickest part of chicken thigh reads 165°F on meat thermometer.

  5. Garnish with raisins and almonds and serve.