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Chicken Freekeh Soup

Recipes Ingredients

  • 1 lb Boneless chicken broth
  • 1 Onion (Peeled and halved)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Small Ziyad Brand Cinnamon Stick
  • 8 cups Water (Or about 2 liters )
  • Any vegetable aromatics (Celery, carrots etc.)


Step 1

(To Make chicken broth) Add all your ingredients to a pot and add the water. Bring pot to a boil, skimming any foam that floats on top. Lower the heat and simmer for around 45 minutes until the chicken is tender.

Step 2

Take out the chicken pieces and shred the meat. Strain the broth and set aside.

Step 3

(To Prepare The Soup) Clean the freekeh by sifting the grains on a tray with your fingers several times over making sure to remove any hulls etc. Wash the freekeh several times, drain and set aside.

Step 4

Sauté the chopped onions in olive oil on medium heat until softened about 5 minutes. Add the freekeh and carrots to the onions along with the spices.

Step 5

Sauté for five minutes and then add the strained chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for around 25 minutes then add the shredded chicken for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Make sure you adjust your liquid if needed.

Step 6

Cook until the Freekeh is cooked and tender. Adjust your liquid levels if necessary. You can add more water if needed.