How to make Chicken Molokhia

Chicken molokhia recipe

How to make Chicken Molokhia

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins Calories: 237 Best Season: Winter


Molokhia is named from a dark leafy green that has the same name. It's also known as Jew's mallow, and when cooked, it takes on an okra-like stickiness. It's an acquired taste for some.



  1. Step 1

    • Take off leaves of molokhia leaves, wash and drain
    • Freeze molokhia for 2 hours, it helps to blend it well
    • Take a vessel add the whole chicken, water bring to boil, remove any foam from the top
    • Then add onion, garlic, bay leaves, black pepper, Red pepper, coriander seeds, cardomon pods, salt, turmeric powder, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, coriander, cumin to it
    • On a low flame cook the chicken for 45-60 minutes
    • After the chicken is cooked, sprinkle black pepper. Place chicken in the oven under  the top grill for golden colour 
    •  Take Mixer to add molokhia leaves put 3 scoops of chicken broth and blend for 1-2 minutes
    • Put the mixture in a vessel and cook on medium flame , bring molokhia to boil
    • Cook molokhia for 20-15 minutes
    • Mix garlic with olive oil and add in molokhia mixture
    • Ready to be served
    • Serve the molokhia with fresh lemon juice, rice, chicken 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 56g
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 728mg31%
Potassium 594mg17%
Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 7%
Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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