Chef Abukass Recipes

Chicken Meat Sleeq

Author: admin
Preparation time:
1 Hour 30 Min
very easy
Saudi Arabia



- This is a very popular dish served during special feasts. It originates form Hijaz, and serving it for guests has been always mentioned as the mark of Arabian generosity.

- In other Arabian Gulf countries sleeq is called Sleej and cooked with ground corn and milk.

- Sleeq in Classic Arabic language means to cook something with boiling water.

- Sleeq is rich with saturated fat because of the added whole milk.

Ingredients Description

1 whole chicken cut in quarters or ½ pound of chopped meat

¼ cup rice

½ cup AbuKass rice

1 can thickened cream

Salt and black pepper as desired

3 Mastic grains

5 cardamom grains

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

5 cups water to cook rice

2 tablespoons margarine

Sleeq Salad ingredients (optional)

½ cup tahini

1 small pack yogurt

2 Cucumbers or tomatoes

1 tablespoon white vinegar

¼ bunch of parsley

Citric Acid as desired

Ground garlic as desired


- Boil chicken with salt, black pepper, cardamom, mixed spices and Mastic grains until its well-cooked. Or boil meat with spices and then set aside.

- Drain chicken pieces then arrange them in a flat tray and broil them in oven with butter and black pepper.

- Gently stir in the rice with chicken broth. Cover the pot and simmer until rice is tender and almost dry.

- Add cream or milk while stirring gently, cover and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the mixture become paste like.


Serving Suggestions:

- Transfer the sleeq to a flat large serving platter and arrange the chicken or mutton pieces on top.

Note: During family feasts, Sleeq could be served with both chicken and mutton