Middle Eastern foods have one of the best cuisines in the world, which are rich in spices and herbs. This includes Arabian, Persian, Turkish or Israeli cuisines, but in this post, I will be focusing more on Arabic food.
Arabian cuisines are one of the most popular foods in the world which most of them are delicious. I was born in Kuwait, and I have eaten many Arabic foods that include Lebanese, Jordanian, and Gulf Arabian dishes.
Just to let you know, it is not necessarily in the Middle east, but also in North African regions like Egyptian or Moroccan foods.
Each of these cuisines is almost the same since they use similar spices like cumin, coriander, and other herbs. In my experience, chicken and lamb are two of the most common meat that is eaten and serves among locals.
What countries are example of Arabic recipes?
When we say Arabic chicken recipes, these are Arab-speaking Middle Eastern and North African countries. It doesn't mean the entire Middle East since Israel and Iran are not an Arab countries.
Here are the list of Arab speaking countries based on these collected roundup recipes.
- Gulf Arab Countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait)
- Levantine Countries (Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon)
- Other North African Countries (Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania and Sudan)
Arabic Chicken dishes are so unique which has an Indian influence since they use similar spices and herbs. If you have these 2 ingredients, you can definitely make any Arabic recipes you like:
A. Baharat Spices: This type of spice is a combination of different spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, cardamom, and many different spices. Think of it as an Arabic version of Garam Masala.
B. Basmati or Long grain Rice: If you noticed the Arab spiced rice dishes, we mostly use basmati or any type of long-grain rice.
In Gulf Arab countries, they are using almost the same spices when cooking chicken and rice dishes like Kabsa, Majboos, or Mandi. That is because they all share one identical culture.
On the other hand, Levantine and North African countries have a variation of baharat spices, which is different than Arab Gulf Countries.
In this post, I will be sharing some of my 12 Best Roundup Arabic Chicken Recipes that you can make for Lunch or Dinner.