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Chicken Gallaba for dinner

Best Chicken Gallaba

Seared chicken strips with the veggies that you like are simmered in vibrant tomato sauce to make the Best Chicken Gallaba. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 people
Calories 324 kcal


  • 4 boneless skinlesschicken breasts cut into 2 inches strips
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ large yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ large red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ large green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 (4 oz) canned mushrooms drained
  • 4 large carrots sliced into thin rounds
  • teaspoons salt to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ (6 oz) tomato paste can
  • 2 cups water
  • teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ tablespon sumac
  • 1 small lemon juice


  • Add extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Toss the chicken strips and lightly season them with salt and black pepper.
  • Sear the chicken strips for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the red onion, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and sliced carrots. Salt the mixture and cook for 5-7 minutes more.
  • Add in the minced garlic, tomato paste, water, lemon, paprika, sumac, and cayenne.
  • Stir and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened. 
  • Garnish your dish with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve with rice, hummus, or pasta. Bon Appetit!


Take these notes into consideration.
Note 1: Try to slice your vegetables in a uniform size. They will cook evenly.
Note 2: Stir your veggies and chicken continuously. This way your food especially veggies will not burn.
Note 3: Add water,  vegetable stock,  or chicken broth to the pot if the liquid evaporates. This depends on the size and type of vegetables you choose.
Note 4: No strict ingredients for the quick and easy Chicken Gallaba. So, feel free to add the veggies to your family's preference.
Note 5: Omit the cayenne pepper if for any reason your guests or family member do not like hot dishes.


Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 27gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1224mgPotassium: 992mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 11816IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
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