Chicken Ghallaba Recipe


Chicken Ghallaba is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that is packed with flavor and spices. It is a popular dish in many Arab countries and is often served with rice or bread. This recipe will guide you through the process of making this mouthwatering dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a large skillet or pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken and onions, stirring well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Pour the chicken broth into the pan and bring it to a simmer. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  7. In a separate bowl