Why should you consider making this instructable? Well every breathing creature likes food. We also associate tenderness and care with feeding, possibly due to some sort of mothering nurturing ideas. So next time you want to get to know someone better -- cook! It's not hard and they'll really appreciate the effort. In our times where consumption - not production - is the norm, making your own food is surprisingly... surprising!
So considering my lack of expertise when it comes to cooking, I can attest that this feast is a fairly safe bet for your first Arabic/Iraqi styled dinner. If you like chicken, but hate how oven cooking can make it seem dry and tasteless than this is a great dish for you to try. This Tashreeb Dijaj (literally soaked bread chicken) has a sweet and sour taste that's distinctly ethnic and very filling.
Step 1: Find Your Local Arabic Store
If you're in San Francisco CA I can recommend Salama's Halal Meat Market. It will have all the right spices, and very good fresh meat.
If you're from Ann Arbor MI then Jerusalem Market is your safe bet.
A good way to find an arabic store is to do a keyword search using Google Maps. Click on the find business tab and input your area code. For an example of how you can find an arabic store somewhere you wouldn't expect I did a search for one in Kansas City. Check picture 2 for results.
The store will most likely look like this one in SF in picture 1. Nuts, I know...