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Nubian Lady Chicken. A dish fit for a sultan!

One more recipe from Daniel Newman, the author of Eat Like a Sultan. This dish is guaranteed to make your guests beg for more!


1 chicken

3 cups almond milk

½ cup sugar

½ cup pistachios

100g black raisins

100g jujubes

¼ cup almond oil

⅛ tsp mastic

200ml rosewater

0.75g saffron


⅛ cup almond oil


  1. Dissolve mastic in rosewater, then add the jujubes and raisins. Let them soak for at least 3 hours

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the chicken and cook for approximately 60 minutes until done

  3. Remove the chicken from the pot and fry in in the sesame and olive oil for about 10 minutes on each side until it is browned all over

  4. While the chicken is boiling, grind the saffron, then dissolve it in ¼ cup of boiling water

  5. In a new saucepan, bring 3 cups of almond milk to a boil, dissolve the sugar into the almond milk, then add the dissolved saffron

  6. Gently boil for 45-50 minutes until thickened, stirring periodically until thickened

  7. Cut the pistachios in half or in slivers and set aside

  8. Drain the soaked jujubes and raisins

  9. When the chicken is done, place it on a platter and cover it with the almond milk sauce. Drizzle it with almond oil and garnish it with the soaked jujubes and raisins

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