Shorba Dajaj: Arabic Chicken Soup with Rice

chicken soup with rice


  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Total: 110 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cooking Method: Stewing
  • Recipe Cuisine: Arabic


  • 900gramsboneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4cupschicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • 1medium onion
  • 3large carrots
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 4tablespoonsfresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 4tablespoonscoriander leaves (chopped)
  • 2tablespoonsminced parsley
  • 1/2cup oats
  • 1/2tablespoontomato paste

This homemade Shorba Dajaj or Arabic Chicken Soup with Rice is one of those dishes that everyone in your family will absolutely love. It is fresh, comforting, and warm. This soup is almost made with a bunch of simple and convenient ingredients.
If you are a fan of soups on cold winter nights, you have to try this delicious and flavorful chicken soup. A bowl of this pure goodness will make your day. This diced vegetable chicken soup is fragrant, healthy, and the perfect food for a cold night. Plan to make this famous chicken soup with rice when you want to clean out the fridge and use every veggie from the weekly shopping.


Step 1

The first step of making a fantastic chicken soup with rice is to cook the chicken. Choose a large soup pot, bring 900 grams of chicken stock and 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the chicken and salt to taste the liquid. You can cut the breast in half if you want them to cook faster. Cover the lid and turn the heat to medium. You want the chicken soup with rice mixture to be bubbling.

Step 2

Continue to cook the chicken pieces until they are tender and cooked through for about 20 to 30 minutes or up to one hour.
Remove the chicken from the Shorba Dajaj stock. Shred the chicken pieces into large, bite-sized pieces with two forks. Put the leftover stock through a strainer into a large bowl. Set both of them aside.

Step 3

Return the pot to the stove over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil along with the chopped onion and sliced carrots. Season the chicken soup base with salt and pepper to taste and stir the mixture frequently until they are tender for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the tomato paste, minced garlic, cilantro, and coriander to the chicken soup with rice base and give it a nice mix. Cook the mixture for 2 minutes and then pour the leftover chicken soup stock into the pot. Stir in the chicken pieces and oats. Pour more stock if needed.

Step 5

You need to bring your soup to a boil. so turn up the heat. After that reduce the heat to low. Then you should simmer it for 35 minutes.

Taste the aromatic Shorba Dajaj and adjust the seasoning as desired.

Step 6

When your delicious Arabic chicken soup with rice is ready, add in the chopped parsley and give it a nice mix. Serve this fascinating soup hot, sided with lemon wedges and bread.


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