Shabbat chicken (Iraq)

Shabbat chicken (Iraq)
Shabbat chicken (Iraq)
Shabbat chicken (Iraq)

This is a delicious and very easy chicken dish – fantastic served with cabbage and rice!


  • 1 red onion
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chicken, cut into six pieces, skin removed and reserved
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat vegetable oil and fry onions until translucent
  2. Add cloves, salt, turmeric, ginger, and garlic and fry for another two minutes
  3. Add chicken parts and a few pieces of skin and brown the meat, turning frequently
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, cook until tender about 30-45 minutes


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