Chicken Al Faham

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Chicken Alfaham | Al Faham Arabic Grilled Chicken Recipe

Chicken Al Faham, also known as Arabian grilled chicken, is a popular Middle Eastern dish characterized by its smoky and flavorful grilled chicken. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, garlic, and lemon juice. The marinade infuses the chicken with a rich and tangy flavor.

To prepare Chicken AlFaham, the marinated chicken is traditionally grilled over charcoal, which imparts a distinct smoky taste to the meat. The grilling process gives the chicken a beautiful charred and crispy exterior while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

Chicken AlFaham is commonly served with a variety of accompaniments, such as rice, pita bread, or salad. It is often enjoyed with garlic sauce, tahini sauce, or a squeeze of lemon for added zest. The dish is known for its bold and aromatic flavors, making it a favorite among meat lovers in the Middle East and beyond.

Chicken AlFaham is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course, served at gatherings or enjoyed as a street food-style meal. Its delicious combination of spices and smokiness makes it a delightful choice for those who appreciate grilled chicken with a Middle Eastern twist.

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Chicken Al Faham

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 3.3/5
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  • Chicken - 1 kg (cut into 4 and mark slit)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilli - 4
  • Tomato - 1
  • Onion - 1
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Whole Dry Chilli - 2 tbsp
  • Oregano - 1 tsp
  • Mint Leaves - few
  • Coriander Leaves - few
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice - 1/4 cup
  • Salt
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1/4 cup


  1. Take a blender, add all the ingredients except butter and chicken and blend to a coarse paste.
  2. Marinate the masala paste on the chicken well and keep refrigerated for 4 hours or overnight for best results.
  3. Heat butter on a grilling pan, and grill the chicken on both sides until a char effect comes. Serve hot with mint chutney.
  4. If you want to bake in oven, then preheat oven at 220degree for 10 min, and place the chicken on a greased pan, brush with butter and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve alfaham with your choice of chutney.
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