Dajaj bil zhoug (yemeni chicken with zhoug)

Main Dish
8 servings
10 min
21 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
1 large onion, chopped finely

3 large garlic cloves, finely sliced

3 tablespoons butter

-2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons ground cumin

-1 teaspoon zhoug

6 lbs. chicken breast without skin, cut into bite-size pieces

1/2 cup seedless raisins or black currants


  • In a large pan, add the butter, onions, and garlic and saute on medium -high heat until they are slightly browned.
  • Bring down the heat a little.Add the salt, pepper, turmeric, cumin, and zhoug and continue sauteing.Add the chicken pieces and saute until it is cooked (15-20 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add the raisins or black currants and mix to combine.
  • Serve warm with basmati rice.


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