This dish is easy but so elegant looking. If you have picky eaters at home you can keep some of the chicken plain on the side for them and make the rest of the dish for the non picky eaters!
I love whole chicken because the white meat is SO juicy and doesn’t dry out. You can play around with the ingredients of what you love or have in your home – just be generous with the spices and keep the cooking technique the same for the juiciest whole roasted chicken you have ever had.
Amba is a tangy mango pickle condiment which originated in India and became popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. You can find it at almost every falafel and Shawarma shop in Israel! This is my quick version of how to incorporate some of the flavors without having to have dehydrated lemons on hand!
If you don’t have chicken or vegetable stock, you can use water, just be sure there is enough salt to bring out the flavor of the vegetables. Adding basil here is not for garnish, it is for flavor. The sharpness of the basil will pair well with the sweet and simple flavors of the soup.
This is an amazingly quick recipe IF you have really good chicken stock or leftover chicken soup. It’s important to have a really good base to have a flavorful soup!