Chicken Kofta

Chicken kofta is one of my favorite meals and it’s pretty easy to make which helps a lot. To save time I use my pre-mixed Arabic spice mix and chop up everything in a small food processor. I always serve this dish with white rice and tomatoes that I roast under the broiler until lightly charred.

4-5 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 onion
2 eggs
1/2 cup ground bread crumbs
1 teaspoon ground Arabic spice mix
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sunflower oil

1. In a 4-quart saucepan on high heat add chicken breast and fill with water to boil. Bring to a full boil then reduce heat to simmer. Allow to cook until meat is no longer pink. About 30 minutes.

2. In a small food processor add onion and garlic, pulse until finely chopped. Set aside. When chicken has fully cooked add chicken pieces into food processor until chicken is ground.
3. In a large mixing bowl add chicken, cilantro, onion and garlic mixture, bread
crumbs, Arabic spice mix, salt and pepper. Mix well then add eggs, combine well.

4. In a sauté pan on medium heat add 3 tablespoons; add more as needed while cooking. Allow oil to become hot. Roll kofta into small long shapes or balls. Fry until golden on both sides, flipping when needed. Drain on a paper towel. Serve.

Yields: 2 dozen

7 Responses to Chicken Kofta

  • Ive made lamb kofta and beef kofta but never tried chicken which is strange considering how much my family and myself love chicken, its officialy on the to do list! Btw your chicken kofta looks very nice ill be using this recipe


  • Chicken is by far the best you will see when you try them. They make a great sausage replacement as well for breakfast. :)

  • Love your recipe. Would you mind if I included it with the recipes on They always love more chicken recipes ! :)

  • Thanks so much :) Sure I do not mind as long as you leave a link back here <3

  • asalamu alaikum sis….when u say breadcrumbs, do u mean the ones you buy from shop or can u use any bread you have regardless if its white or brown?


  • You can make it at home with leftover stale bread or taste by just grinding it until it looks like flour or buy it.

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