Zarb Chicken Maqloubi
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Zarb chicken is a Palestinian/Jordanian method of cooking spiced Chicken with wood-fire in a clay oven or hole in the ground.

In this recipe, we combine Zarb Chicken with Maqloubi- a Middle

Zarb Chicken Maqloubi
Zarb Chicken Maqloubi ready to be lowered into Artisan Tandoor!

Eastern “upside down” rice with vegetables and spices.

This dish is cooked perfectly in the Artisan Tandoor Hunter, Ataman and Aladdin.


  • Whole Chicken
  • Basmati Rice
  • White Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Capsicum
  • Olive oil
  • Baharat Spice
  • Sweet and Mild Paprika Powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Preparation: Rice

Zarb Chicken Maqloubi cooking in Tandoor
Zarb Chicken Maqloubi cooking in Artisan Tandoor!

1. Soak Basmati rice in water and set aside for 20-30 minutes.

2. Slice Onions, Tomatoes and Eggplants into rings.

5. Slice Capsicum into strips.

6. Layer Onion, Tomatoes, Eggplants and Capsicum at the bottom of the pot.

Zarb Chicken Maqloubi cooked!
Zarb Chicken Maqloubi cooked and removed from Artisan Tandoor!

7. Add oil and season with salt and pepper on top of the vegetables in the pot.

8. Drain the soaked rice.

9. Add Salt, Baharat spice and oil to the rice and mix well.

10. Add the rice on top of the vegetables in the pot.

11. Add water till covered completely.

Preparation: Chicken

1. Cut whole chicken into pieces.

2. Cut diagonal shallow lines into the Chicken.

Maqloubi rice made in Artisan Tandoor!
Maqloubi rice made in Artisan Tandoor!

3. Cover thoroughly with a combination of paprika of your choice (mild, hot, sweet, etc) and Chilli powder.

4. Add salt, pepper and oil and mix the Chicken thoroughly.


1. Place chicken on top two tiers and rice on bottom in the 3rd and final tier.

Zarb Chicken Maqloubi served!
Zarb Chicken Maqloubi served!

2. Check rice after 30 minutes, if cooked, remove, cover with foil and set aside. The rice can be added to be warmed again in the last 10 minutes of cooking the chicken.

3. Chicken depending on heat and size takes approx 45-60 minutes to cook.

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