Chicken Maqluba (Makluba)

Written by Asma

October 11, 2021

Here is how to make one of the most popular types of maqluba, which is Chicken Maqluba (Makluba).


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Chicken Maqluba (Makluba)

The maqluba is one of the delicious and beloved dishes of many Arab peoples, and it can be made in several ways and with different additions.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: middle eastern
Keyword: chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Asma


  • 2 lbs of chicken cut into strips.
  • 2 lb of rice.
  • 2 pieces of eggplant sliced.
  • 2 sweet potatoes cut into slices.
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 1 teaspoon Of all spice
  • 2 bay leaves.
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
  • A little quantity of cinnamon powder.
  • 1 cup of chicken soup or chicken broth.
  • 2 tablespoons of Vegetable oil.
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Pinch of pepper.


  • Wash the chicken well and cut it into slices
  • Put the chicken it in a saucepan containing a little oil
  • Flip the chicken on both sides until it browns a little.
  • Add 2 chopped onions to the chicken and continue to stir them together until the onions soften.
  • Add the cinnamon, turmeric, salt and pepper
  • Add the bay leaf to the previous mix.
  • Add an appropriate amount of water to the mixture and leave it on a low heat until it softens.
  • Wash the eggplant well and cut it into slices, then add salt to it and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Take a frying pan and put a lot of oil in it, then fry the eggplant, and put it on kitchen paper to get rid of the oil.
  • Fry the potato slices in the eggplant oil, but don't let them turn golden, then remove from the heat and place on kitchen paper.
  • Put the onion cut into slices in the same oil, fry it, then remove it from the heat and remove it from the oil.
  • Wash the rice well and soak it in water for 10 to 15 minutes, then drain it well, and it is ready to use.
  • Put a little oil in a large saucepan, then add the eggplant and potato slices, topped with the chicken slices, and then another layer of eggplant.
  • Lay a layer of rice on top, and gradually add chicken soup or chicken broth, covering the rice and letting it simmer.
  • Remove the maqluba from the heat after it is fully cooked, and turn it into a suitable serving tray.
  • Serve and enjoy your chicken Maqluba


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g
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  1. Viola

    When it’s saying to add a teaspoon of spice, exactly what kind of spice is it???

    • Asma

      Thank you for your comment and it is all spice Viola, we hope you enjoy the recipe!

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