Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Chicken Recipes

03/03/16: Pickled Cabbage Stew with Chicken (Kalle, Kırklareli - from the Thrace Region).
19/01/15: Chicken with Spiced Yogurt Sauce (Yoğurtlu Bastı).
01/09/14: Chicken Stew with Sweet Peas (Tavuklu Bezelye).
12/05/14: Flat Beans Tava (Fasulye Tava - Adana).
17/02/14: Turkey with Lentils, Chickpeas and Wheat (Keledoş – Kelecoş - East Anatolia).
30/12/13: Stuffed Potato Croquette (Tavuklu Patates Kroketi).
26/12/13: Turkish Noodles with Chicken & How To Roast The Whole Chicken (Tavuklu Erişte).
29/11/13: Chicken Saute with Eggs (Yumurtalı Tavuk Sote).
21/10/13: Pan Sauteed Chicken and Mushrooms (Tavuklu Mengen Kavurmasi - Bolu - Black Sea Region).
09/09/13: Phyllo Pastry Stuffed with Chicken Pilaf (Çullama - Aegean Region).
12/08/13: Split Zucchinis with Chicken Filling (Tavuklu Kabak Karnıyarik).
04/03/13: Stewed Chicken (Tavuk Haslama).
17/12/12: Chicken Stew with Prunes (Tavuklu Kuru Erik Yahnisi).
08/10/12: Antep Style Chicken Pasta (Antep Usulu Tavuklu Makarna - Gaziantep-Southeast Anatolia Region).
30/07/12: Chicken with Fennel (Rezeneli Tavuk).
09/05/12: Pounded Meat-Wheat Dish (Keskek).
20/02/12: Chicken-Walnuts on Pastry (Islama - Kastamonu Bandurmasi - Ottoman Kitchen).
27/12/11: Chicken Casserole with Roasted Eggplant (Firinda Kozlenmis Patlicanli Tavuk).
05/09/11: Yogurt Chicken with Mushrooms (Yogurtlu Mantarli Tavuk).
17/06/11: Chicken Baked On a Clay Tile (Kiremitte Tavuk).
01/04/11: Chicken Chokertme (Tavuk Çökertme).
01/01/11: Kumbursiye.
24/12/10: Grand Vizier Chicken (Sadrazam Tavuğu).
10/08/10: Chicken Stew With Vegetables (Sebzeli Tavuk).
19/05/10: Sultan's Pleasure with Chicken (Tavuklu Hunkar Begendi).
23/12/09: Chicken with Cherry Sauce (Vişneli Tavuk).
09/11/09: Oregano Chicken Saute (Kekikli Tavuk Sote).
30/08/09: Spinach Stuffed Chicken Brest (Ispanakli Tavuk Dolmasi).
22/05/09: Chicken Saute with Mozzarella Cheese (Kasarli Tavuk).
02/01/09: Chicken Almond Pie (Tavuklu Bademli Tart).
26/12/08: Mahmudiye.
13/09/08: Chicken with Eggplants and Chickpeas (Tavuklu Dograma).
24/12/07: Chicken Tandir (Tavuk Tandir).
02/11/07: Chicken Tava (Tavuk Tava).
05/10/07: Chicken Salad with Mayo (Mayonezli Tavuk Salatasi).
28/09/07: Chicken Saute with Mushrooms (Mantarli Tavuk Sote).
26/06/07: Sesame Seed Chicken (Susamli Tavuk).
09/06/07: Chicken Shish Kebab (Tavuk Sis Kebap).
19/03/07: Chicken Doner Kebab (Tavuk Doner).
11/01/07: Istanbul Pilaf (Istanbul Pilavi).
01/01/07: Cabbage with Chicken (Kapuska).
23/10/06: Chicken with Potatoes (Patatesli Tavuk).
01/10/06: Chicken with White Sauce (Firinda Meyaneli Tavuk).
26/08/06: Chicken Saute with Tomato (Domatesli Tavuk Sote).
25/03/06: Okra with Chicken (Tavuklu Bamya).
24/07/05: Chicken-Walnuts Dip (Cerkez Tavugu).


At 6:05 PM, Blogger Ayesha said...

Merhaba Binnur.
I was wondering if there is any Turkish yemegi with chicken and yesil fasulye...or string beans. I make one version at home that my husband likes but I am not very satisfied by it personally.

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Newbi,
We don't usually cook green beans with chicken. We usually like it with lamb cubes, or ground beef or with olive oil as a cold dish:) I already posted Flat Beans with Lamb. If you like use chicken instead of lamb.
Here is the address:

At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great site with some fantastic recipes i went to a turkish restaurant recently and had a chicken dish made with almonds, honey, apricots etc i cant remember what it was called but it would be good if you could find something for me? thanks x

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Tanya said...

Hi there. Thanks for posting so many wonderful Turkish recipes. I am an American woman engaged to a Turkish man, so naturally I want to learn to cook the things he likes to eat. It's great to find so many great recipes in one place!

I am wondering about a dish that some of his relatives make. It's more of a side dish or a sandwich. It involves one layer of a bread (like a thick gozleme dough) with chicken and potatoes,etc., in the middle, then a top layer of bread. This is baked then cut into squares and served in a stack to compliment the meal. Have you heard of this? His family lives in Istanbul, but they originate from the Malatya region and I think the recipe is from their village. I would love to learn how to make it...

Thanks Again,

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tanya,
Thank you for the nice comment:)
I think what you are asking is "Sac Boregi". The dough looks like a
thick Gozleme and the filling may be different things. Like spinach
and ground beef, cheese, or potato...and the name will have the
filling in it. Like "Patatesli Borek" (potato borek)...... I'll post
it soon for you:)
Take care,

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Can you possibly also post the recipe of the Cerkez Tavugu?



At 3:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Cuneyt,
I've already post it, here is the address;

At 4:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Thanks for delicious Turkish recipes.

At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur
My name is Amanda and my husband is Turkish. Your meals have saved me and I surprise my husband with every meal. Thank you for opening up my mind and my kitchen to a different flavor of food and giving me the power to know that i can cook!!! HAHA!! Thank 4 everything!!

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Does anyone have a recipie for tavuk dolmasi. Chicken stuffed with feta, mushrooms, and spinach. It also had a lovely raspberry burgundy wine sauce over it. Had it at a lovely turkish restaurant in Madison Wi. Thanks

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wonder if anyone has a tavuk guvec recipe. I loved this dish so much down in Sarimsakli at the Onbes Kardesler restaurant that sometimes I ordered it two times a day, for lunch and dinner. I could live on that casserole. It was so good!

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO GLAD to have found your site! When I lived in Izmir as a teenager, we used to have donors almost every day for lunch. The chicken ones would always have this awesome hot red pepper you could put on them--do you know what that was? It would make my day if i could recreate that experience completely!


At 1:29 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Is it Chicken Doner? If it is I've already posted it under the Chicken and Kebabs sections:)
On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box.
So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to
find any recipe that I have posted.
Take care,

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a Turkish restaurant in our small town and the food is wonderful, especially the Shepherd's salad.My daughter just tried the one on your site and it came out as good as the one in the restaurant. Do you have a recipe for "Yogurtlu Tavuk" which is layers of chicken, fried bread and garlic yogurt. Thank you.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

There may be variations to the recipes even with the same name and slightly different from region to region. Therefore it is difficult to identify which one exactly you are asking for because marinade ingredients can be different. The cooking style of chicken also be different.I am going to post it in the future:)

At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a chinese cooker .i want to make a turkish food party .i need your help .thank you

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Please check Meal Ideas section. I've also posted some Meal Ideas under the Mean Dishes:)

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am trying to find an old recipie I had. It is for chicken breast stuffed with pistachios that I think had been soaked in Raki or served with a Raki sauce. It was an unusual Turkish dish, and I can't find the recipie anywhere now. Do you have any idea what this dish is? Teşekkür ederim

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Selma,
I am going to post it in the future:)

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Merhaba Binnur

I very much enjoyed a Turkish stuffed chicken last week while in Dalyan. The chicken was filled with some kind of rice-based stuffing which was very flavourful. Do you perhaps have a recipe for this?


At 4:41 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi John,
There is few recipes for stuffed chicken with the different kind of stuffing. I am going to post them in the future:)

At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,

I was stationed at Incirlik AB and enjoy the food at the Red Onion. They served a chicken dish that theu called the Charlie Special which had a tomato base with potatos. Any idea what it was or have a recipe for it?

Thanks, Eric

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Eric,
It seems very simple chicken-potato dish cooked with fresh tomato or tomato paste:) I've already posted so many potato dishes. One of them is Chicken with Potato. Here is the address;

On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box. So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I have posted. You can also search the word of any vegetable or meat etc.

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
I'd like to make something like the Istanbul Pilavi for my daughter's wedding using whole chicken. Is there a variation for larger batches?

At 11:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You should use only the chicken breast as in the recipe. You can multiply it if you wish:)

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

When I used to live in Saudi Arabia we used to enjoy Iskandria (BBQ chicken and bread soaked in tomato sauce with yoghurt topping) from Turkish cuisine. I tried to find this recipe but I think it goes with some other name. Can u help me please?


At 9:25 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Selam Nausheen,
I've already posted the Chicken Doner Kebab (Tavuk Doner) under the Kebabs section.
In the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box. So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I have posted. You can also search the word of any vegetable or meat etc.

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this site.
I have just come back from holiday in Turkey. I had lunch with several turkish families and just loved the food. I am asian in origin and although our food is similar I didnt know how to cook the tasty wholesome food.
I have just cooked my favorite meat and egg plant dish with turkish pilaf and it was amazing.
Thank you so much.
I will be visiting again.

From UK

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Aaliya,im belong to pakistan and now in these days i live in S.korea.I want to know about a recepie which is known as
'KHE PHAB" in korea whats its real name i dont know.
Its making by a chapati and chiken(boneless) some vegetablesare folded in it just like tometo,onion,cabage mayoneze etc.
please tell me about its recepieand souces.

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Please check "Kebabs" section on the right side of my blog:)

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Thank you so much for this site. I am pregnant with twin boys and crave nothing but Turkish food and Ayran (which I couldn't palate prior to my pregnancy and now I can't get enough). Since I live in a small Northern community there are no Turkish restaurants here this site has been a real gift, and have saved me from some real cranky moments!!!

At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur

As I see you have a lot of good chicken recipes from Turkish cousine.
I wonder If you give me the recipe of chicken breast as a dessert?


At 6:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi V,
I've already posted the easy version of it under the Dairy Desserts. Here is the address;

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Samlea2005 said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I visited Turkey last year and fell in love with the country. One of my favorite dishes was tavuk guvec. Do you have a recipe for this you could post? I cannot find a good recipe online anywhere and would appreciate it so much if you could post something. I am looking forward to trying your recipes. Thank you for posting them!


At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Eric I too was stationed at Incirlik. I believe you are talking about "chicken tava". It consisted of chicken, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, tons of garlic in a tomato sauce that could vary in spiciness and was out over rice. Yum!

At 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

Once, while in Mercin, I tried a dish that looked like cucumbers soaking in milk with fresh herbs. It was fantastic! What is this called and do you have a recipe for it?

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

As you probably know there is a wide variety in Turkish cuisine:) Therefore, I am not sure about the ingredients. Was it cucumber or zucchini? Was it milk or yogurt? Was it side dish or cold soup or dip? If you can clarify these, I would love to help you:)

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Shawna said...

Hi, A few years ago I was traveling and ate at what I believe was a Turkish restaurant. They had an amazing dish with chicken, rice and covered in melted cheese. It was baked in a cast iron type dish. I am not sure if it was an authentic Turkish dish but I loved it and would love to learn a similar recipe. Please help if you know what this is. LOVE your website!!

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi SHawna,

Thank you:) Sounds delicious! I am not sure exactly what it is, but it seems a mixture of Pilaf and Chicken Saute with Mozzarella Cheese:)
here is the link;

Take care,

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any recipes using chicken and spinach that is not a roulade?

At 4:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

I have found your website to be absolutely wonderful. I, like one or two other people, have found yours to be the only site which has "proper" recipes on.
Please can you advise me on one query I have; I notice that there are some recipes which don't appear to be in the lists, such as the one for chicken with walnuts. How do I find archived recipes? I love Turkish food, but don't always know what I'm looking for. As I only use your website now to find Turkish recipes, I would hate to miss out on any that I can't find through my ignorance.
I hope you can help me.

Thank you,


P.s: do you have a recipe for 'village sauce'? I believe it is a very garlicky yogurt sauce.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Louise:)
It is listed on the 'Appetizers' section but I am going to add it on the 'Chickens' section as well:)

I would suggest that you use the google search box on the right site of my blog, just below the google ads. When you select "TC", it will help you find all the recipes I have posted. You can also search for the word of any region, pilafs, vegetables, herbs, spices, meat, etc.

The recipe of Garlic Yogurt Sauce is in so many recipes:) Here is the recipe for you:

Garlic Yogurt (Sarımsaklı Yoğurt):
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

Take care,

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

selam binnur abla i just wonder do you have tavuk guvec recipe?

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Selam Christa,
I have not posted any chicken recipe under the name of Tavuk Guvec but Chicken Tava is similar. It can be cooked on the stove or in the oven.
Chicken Tava (Tavuk Tava, Adana region)

At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, nice site. I was wondering if you had a recipe for "tavuk elbasan" I really like the version of the dish with purée potatoes, spinach, and a Béchamel sauce. Thanks!


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