Orange-blossom scented chicken(dajaj mai qedda)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp ground cardamom

4 garlic cloves

1 Tbsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tsp ground cinnamon

finely grated zest of 1/2 an orange

1 oz orange juice

2 Tbsp orange-blossom water

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.Oil a baking dish with the olive oil, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine together the cardamom, minced garlic cloves, salt, freshly ground pepper, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, orange zest, orange juice and the orange-blossom water. Stir together till evenly combined and a paste is formed.
  • Put the marinade in a resealable plastic bag and add the chicken breasts one by one and shake making sure the marinade completely covers each breast.
  • Put each chicken breast in the oiled baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes.Serve with basmati rice.


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