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Freekeh Friday

Simplicity is key to this flavourful Iftar recipe that combines chicken with freekah, creating a healthy meal for all the family to enjoy. 

UAE based cookery writer Assia Othman has a chicken dish perfect for this weekend’s Iftar.

Our Iftar recipe guide continues this week, with a delicious dish from the cookery book author and TV host Assia Othman.

Based in the UAE, the mother-of two is originally from Morocco, and is always on the lookout for delicious and nutritious meals to put on her blog and social media.

After a long day of fasting, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced meal for Iftar, and this freekeh with chicken dish, which Assia developed, is a great option. It’s easy to prepare and best of all, you can simply place it in a slow cooker on the “stew” option and it is ready in just 40 minutes.

For more recipe ideas, check out Assia’s blog at assiakitchen.com

Freekeh with Chicken

(Created by Assia Othman for De’Longhi)



Garnish it with nuts and parsley and serve.