Ingredients 1 whole small chicken (1k، washed، drained) 3 cups fereek (soaked in tap water for 30-45 min.) One large onion (finely chopped) One onion (whole) 150 gm slivered almonds 3 tbsp whole milk or pouring cream 1 tsp tomato paste 2 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 30 gm butter 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper ½ tsp nutmeg 1 tsp allspice
Directions Strain fereek. Heat a medium-sized pan on high. Lower heat to medium then add butter and oil. Stir in chopped onion until just translucent. Add all seasoning. Stir until fragrant; without allowing colour of onion to change. Add fereek، bayleaf، cinnamon and cardamom and stir constantly into pan، until wheat starts to dry out and you hear a swooshing sound; (2-3 minutes). Remove away from heat. Add roasted almonds; stirring them in. Cover and leave aside. Meanwhile، season chicken. When stuffing is completely cooled off، fluff contents well with a fork. Start stuffing، pushing within the lower cavity of chicken until filled. Truss legs from the outer end of the drumsticks. Gently place it in an ovenproof dish or tray. Mix cream or milk with tomato paste. Season with some salt and pepper. Smear all around the chicken to cover skin. Scatter remaining fereek around the chicken، and pour half milk over the top. Cover with foil، and leave to bake at 200C for 35 minutes. Uncover، and leave to brown for 15 more minutes until golden. Serve.
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