Chicken B'stila Soup
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 20 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1/4 c vermicelli noodles or rice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup almonds with skins removed
  • 1 container Saffron Road Traditional Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  1. In a large pot, add the vegetable oil and butter and heat on medium high.
  2. Once the butter has melted add the onions, ginger, salt, pepper, and ginger.
  3. Allow to cook for 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the chicken either whole or cut into smaller pieces (smaller pieces will cook faster) and brown on all sides.
  4. Add the chicken broth, water, cinnamon stick to the pan and simmer on low to medium heat for 30-45 minutes until the chicken is tender.
  5. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
  6. Remove the chicken and chop into small pieces.
  7. Return the chicken to the pot and pour in the rice or noodles and almonds.
  8. Simmer 10-15 minutes until noodles or rice are cooked through.
Recipe by Saffron Road Food at