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Chicken Freekeh Soup

Yields1 Serving

freekeh-soup

Chicken Broth
 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.
Soup
 1 Onion Chopped
 2 CarrotsPeeled and diced
 2 cups Ziyad Brand Freekeh Picked and washed
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Seven Spice
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Ground Cardamom
 2 tbsp Sultan Olive Oil
To Make chicken broth:
1

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.

2

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

To Prepare The Soup:
3

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.

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.

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.

6

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