Spiced chicken arayes

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a snack
    • Difficulty


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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

  • About

Arayes is the plural of the word for ‘bride’, in Arabic, which is ‘aroos’. There are various tales as to why this particular name is given to this snack: one is that the white bread represents the white dress of the bride wrapped around a dark tuxedo (typically a lamb filling) of the groom in a deep embrace (!). Thinking slightly more practically, for those with an appetite arayes are essentially pan-fried pita bread sandwiches. They’re great either for snacking on before a meal or as a mea