Shorba dajaj bil loz (chicken soup with rice)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
1 hour
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 1/2 lbs. skinless chicken strips

1/2 onion, finely chopped

2-3" cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon cardamom, ground

2 teaspoons salt, more if needed

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

2 bay leaves

1 cup leftover basmati rice , or any rice

fresh cilantro,finely chopped, for garnish


  • Combine chicken, onions,cinnamon sticks,cardamom, salt, pepper, and bay leaves with 9 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cover the pot and keep cooking for another 40 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat.Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set it aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Strain soup into another pot using a mesh strainer Discard spices and onion mixture.
  • Once chicken has cooled, gently tear into shreds and add to soup pot along with the leftover rice.
  • Keep cooking for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Season with more salt, if desired and garnish with chopped cilantro.

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