Special Recipes

Chicken Molokhia (Main Dish)

Molokhia (Jew’s Mallow) is a leafy plant that is prepared by removing the central spine from the leaves, and then chopping the leaves finely with garlic and coriander. The dish generally includes some sort of meat, such as chicken or beef. It is appreciated across the Middle-East and well known to be a festive dish, as it gathers families over lunch, mostly on holidays.

Ingredients:
½ KG CHICKEN
2 BAY LEAVES
2 CINNAMON STICKS
1 LARGE ONION
1½ LITERS WATER
2 TSP SALT
1 CAN (850G) CORTAS MOLOKHIA, WHOLE LEAVES OR CHOPPED
DEPENDING ON PREFERENCE
100G FRESH, CHOPPED CORIANDER
6 CLOVES GARLIC, PEELED AND MINCED
1 TBSP BUTTER
½ CUP LEMON JUICE
SPRINKLE SALT, TO TASTE
1 TSP PEPPER
3 LOAVES BREAD, TOASTED
2 WHITE ONIONS, CHOPPED
1 CUP CORTAS GRAPE VINEGAR
4 CUPS COOKED ROUND WHITE RICE

Method:
In a large pot, put together the water, chicken, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and salt. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, skimming off the foam that forms on the surface. Leave it until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken and strain the stock.

In a large pot, heat the butter and add minced garlic. Stir until golden. Add the coriander and stir. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the Cortas molokhia and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and boil for another 5 minutes. Combine the onions and CORTAS vinegar.

Serving Tip: In each plate, spoon some crumbled toasted pita bread, top it with rice, then layer the onion mixture, chicken and molokhia.

Sahtein!

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