Haaniyah Al Khalil
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Emirati Salona (Chicken Stew) Recipe

Chicken is almost everyone’s favorite, whether it is a kid, a teenager, an adult or an oldie. So, here is a delectable chicken stew recipe, Salona. It is an excellent combination of boneless chicken, fresh vegetables, and Arabic spices. This appetizing chicken stew is a regular lunch staple at many homes in UAE. It is famous for its versatility. You can cook it with chicken or lamb meat, or with or without vegetables. You can also make this stew in a thin or thick form as you like.

The flavor of Emirati Salona may differ but it still remains nutritious. Try this simple Salona recipe and enjoy the Mouth-watering stew at home!


  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast —- 1 kg (cut into large pieces)
  • Chopped onion —- 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato —- 1 cup
    Emirati salona
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  • Garlic minced —- 2 cloves
  • Chopped cilantro —- 1/2 cup
  • Chopped bell pepper —- 1/2 cup
  • Corn oil —- 2 tablespoons
  • Raw zucchini —- 10 oz, cut into large pieces
  • Raw potato —- 12 oz, cut into large pieces
  • Raw carrots —- 6 oz, cut into large pieces
  • Turmeric powder —- 1 teaspoon
  • Madras curry powder —- 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder —– 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder —– 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black lemon powder —- 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder —- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger powder —- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Maggi chicken stock cubes —- 2
  • Red Kashmiri chili powder —- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Tomato paste —– 2 tablespoons (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Water —- 4 cups

Servings: 6-8

Preparation Time: About 1 Hour


  • In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add onion. Stir and cook until the onion is golden brown.
  • Add garlic and chicken and simmer properly until the chicken is half-cooked.
  • Add the potato, bell pepper, carrot, tomato, cilantro, and all spices and mix well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Cook this mixture until chicken is tender and raw vegetables are cooked. It takes about 45 minutes.
  • Serve this Delicious Salona with pita bread or basmati rice.
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Chicken stew
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  • You can use Lamb meat instead of chicken.
  • To make a variation, you can also add your favorite vegetables instead of meat.

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Haniyah Al Khalil is a UAE-based food expert who is passionate for food and food recipes. She left her job in 2006 and devoted her time to explore culinary style, Emirati food culture and cuisine recipes. She shares her delicious and easy-to-make recipes on Papaorder Blog. You can subscribe Papaorder Blog to read her food recipes.

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