Chicken Kabsa, also known as Machboos, is a deliciously authentic dish that's popular across the Gulf countries and enjoyed throughout the Middle East.

This fragrant chicken and rice dish comes in various versions and traditionally includes rice (often basmati), onions, tomatoes, and a blend of 'kabsa' spices.

Stir in baharat, turmeric, cinnamon powder, allspice, black pepper, salt, cloves, dried limes, cinnamon stick, cardamom, and bay leaves.

Stir well and cook until the tomatoes break down. Return the chicken to the pot. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes.