Creamy Freekeh with Mushroom and Chicken

A tantalising recipe that brings you the creamy texture of cheese, the earthy taste of mushrooms, and the goodness of Freekeh topped with the delightful flavour of Al Areesh chicken – Developed by Chef Dina and Salwa Azzam in collaboration with Al Areesh!

Ingredients

Quantity

Chicken Breasts (cut into medium-sized cubes) 4
Cooking Oil
Freekeh 2 cups
Garlic Cloves (Minced) 6
Mushrooms (Sliced) 1 pack
Bouillon Cubes 2
Flour 2 tablespoons
Water 3 cups
Cooking Cream 2 cups
Parmesan Cheese

Cooking Procedure

Step 1
Add cooking oil to a hot pot, toss in the chicken cubes, salt & pepper. Cook until it is golden on all sides and set aside.
Step 2
In the same pot, add some more cooking oil and the Freekeh, stir well until it is combined with the oil, and look toasted.
Step 3
Add one bouillon cube along with the garlic and stir well.
Step 4
Add the sliced mushrooms.
Step 5
Cover the pot, lower the flame, and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Step 6
Add the flour, stir well, and add the cream.
Step 7
Add the chicken pieces and cook on simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 8
Add ½ cup of parmesan.
Step 9
Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Step 10
Place on a serving platter and garnish with parsley and parmesan.