Chicken Supreme

Dijaaj Muluki

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Muluki (literally ‘royal’) stands for excellence. This dish is a variation on the traditional thareed/tashreeb. The chicken is baked, and as a casserole, it can be served from oven to table, which renders it suitable for formal presentations.


  • 4 chicken thighs, skinned and trimmed, or 12 drumsticks, skinned
  • 1 medium onion, quartered


  • In a medium pot, put prepared chicken, quartered onion, bay leaves, cardamom, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Add just enough cold water to cover, and then bring to a quick boil on high heat, skimming as needed. Reduce heat to low and let gently simmer, covered, until chicken is just cooked, about 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sauté sliced onion in oil until golden brow