Chicken and Potato Stew Chef Leyla Fathallah

Potato and Chicken Stew

By Chef Leyla Fathallah

Chicken and Potato Stew Chef Leyla Fathallah

For the rice


  • 1 cup cracked vermicelli
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water


  1. Heat oil and sauté the vermicelli until golden
  2. Add rice and stir
  3. Add salt and water and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat when the water has almost evaporated and cover
  5. Let cook until the rice has absorbed all the water


Potato and Chicken stew


  • 1 whole chicken cut into 4 pieces boiled with:
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 cardamom pods
  • 1 small fresh ginger sliced
  • 1 kg potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Boil the chicken until cooked
  2. Meanwhile, deep fry the potato until golden
  3. Place on kitchen towel to drain
  4. When chicken is cooked remove bones and skin
  5. Place the flesh in a pot along with the fried potatoes
  6. Add garlic, lemon juice and salt
  7. Add the strained chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil
  8. Simmer for only 2 minutes to avoid mashing the potato cubes
  9. Add the cinnamon and remove from heat
  10. Serve with Vermicelli rice


chef-leyla-fathallahLeyla is without a doubt one of Lebanon’s most successful and beloved cooking show presenters. Leyla won the “star chef” competition, and became the fresh face of Fatafeat channel.

She is the star of the following shows: Teslam al Ayadi and Arousitna. To further improve her skills, she earned a degree in culinary arts from “Le Cordon Bleu” in Lebanon.

Leyla’s recipes are featured in Fatafeat magazine and its channel’s website.

She was also the face of Goody, a leading brand in the Arab world and the number one brand in the KSA, and the presenter of their show “Goody Kitchen”.

Author of the cookbook “Sit Beit” with 100+ international recipes, she also practiced teaching culinary arts at Lebanese International University.

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