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Freekeh with Ginger Chicken

A hearty dish of cooked fluffy durum wheat full of flavor with a spicy kick of the added ginger chicken.
Prep Time15 minutes
optional- marinade chicken for 4-6 hours30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, durum wheat, freekah, ginger chicken
Servings: 4 adults
Author: Lama


Green Durum Wheat (Freekeh)

  • 3 cups ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣soaked Durum Wheat⁣⁣⁣
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 onions cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • teaspoon seven spices (half of 1/4 tsp.)
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Ginger Chicken



  • Wash durum wheat and drain. Then soak the wheat in 3-4 cups of hot water for about 20 minutes then drain any water left. 
  • In a pot add oil and sauté’ cubed onions until golden brown.  Add in the drained durum wheat, water, spices, salt, and bouillon cubes. Boil for 2 minutes then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once finished, allow wheat to rest for 10minutes before fluffing with a fork.⁣⁣

Ginger Chicken

  • Cut chicken breast in half, then cut each piece length-wise to thin it out. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
  • Meanwhile, whisk all ingredients together and pour over chicken. Mix well. ⁣⁣
  • Chicken can be cooked right away, but best to allow to marinate 4-6 hours, best if left overnight. Cook chicken 4 minutes each side or until done. ⁣⁣
  • Serve over freekeh with toasted almonds.