Lebanese Lemon Chicken Soup with Freekeh

Lebanese Lemon Chicken Soup with Freekeh
by Nanci Katra

Freekeh can be used as a replacement for rice, cous cous or barley in most recipes. I had a chat to my grandma about her favourite Lebanese Freekeh recipe was. She let me in on her secrets to this delicious, and oh so nutritious soup!

Ingredients:

  • 110g freekeh, washed and soaked
  • 1 chopped brown onion
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole organic, free range chicken (cut into portions)
  • herbs and spices to taste: cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, salt, pepper
  • 2-2.5L of water
  • Juice of 1 large lemon

Method:

  • Heat oil in a large pot, and lightly brown onion, then fry chicken.
  • Once chicken is brown on the outside, add the freekeh, spices, and water.
  • Let cook on low heat for about 60min. Ensure chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Add lemon juice and serve.
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