Rabbit/Chicken Fatta with Buttery Rice and Griddle Bread

Fatta Bil Aranib/Jaj

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–7

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Often made for guests, fatta is heir to a long Arab tradition of serving roasted meat with broth-soaked bread, said to be the favorite food of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is Gaza’s much-loved version, although the chicken or rabbit fatta served in modern Gaza would have been an embarrassment in more prosperous days. Several of the older women we interviewed described how, in the past, a guest’s arrival warranted the slaughter of a sheep, which would be roasted whole and