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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Chicken with White Sauce

(Firinda Meyaneli Tavuk)

Chicken with White Sauce
1 whole chicken
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 fresh green onions, chopped
2 zucchini, cut in medium sized chunks
6-7 mushroom, brushed, sliced
1 tsp salt
Pepper

Sauce:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup flour
1 cup warm milk

Garnish:
1 cup Kashar cheese (or Mozzarella), shredded

11 x 7 x 1.5 in 2 L Pyrex dish

Boil the whole chicken with water in a large pot (always add one peeled whole onion in it, discard after boiling). Take the chicken out of the stock* and let it cool down. Then remove one piece of chicken breast**. Usually a whole chicken is too much for the sauce. Discard the skin and all the bones from the remaining chicken. Tear it apart in medium sized chunks with your fingers.

In a large skillet, cook the onion with olive oil on medium-low heat for a few minutes. Then add the garlic, salt and pepper. Saute until the smell of the garlic comes out.

Add the flour, stir and slowly pour the warm milk*** in it while stirring constantly. The milk and flour should blend very well. You can use an egg beater. Turn the heat off. Mix the chicken, zucchini, mushroom and green onions with the flour sauce and arrange them in the Pyrex dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for about 40-45 minutes until the colour of the top turns golden.

Makes 4 servings.

* Cook Chicken Soup with Rice with the chicken stock:)
** Also try cooking Okra with Chicken with the leftover chicken breast the next day:)
*** If you use cold milk, the sauce may curdle.

Meal Ideas:
- Red Lentil Soup, Muhammara and Dried Figs with Walnuts.

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19 Comments:

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i made this dish yesterday, i highly recomend it, we enjoyed it very much, very very tastey

thankyou

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

Thank you for this Recipe - I am a newly wed to a Turkish husband and he really enjoyed this dish.

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Aisha O'Connor said...

Dear Binnur--

Thank you for your delicious Turkish recipes! I am half Turkish but never got into cooking this cuisine until I found your site 2 months ago. Thanks again for getting me in touch with my heritage. It is the perfect cuisine. :)

best wishes, Aisha

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Aisha,
You're very welcome:) I really enjoy introducing and helping to cook Turkish recipes. You are absolutely right, it is the perfect cuisine:)

 
At 3:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM GLAD TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE AND HAVE REALLY LOVED THE RECIPES I HAVE TRIED - AND SO HAS MY TURKISH HUSBAND. BUT ONE QUESTION PLEASE - I WANT TO TRY THE CHICKEN IN WHITE SAUCE BUT HOW LONG SHOULD I BOIL THE CHICKEN FOR? SAY, HOW MANY MINUTES PER KILO?
THANKS
MARGARET

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Margaret,
Thank you:) Cover the chicken with water. Then check the chicken
(breast part) with the point of a knife. If there is some blood or it
is still pink inside I continue to cook. I think maybe 25-30 minutes after it starts to boil. Turn the chicken over half way through.

 
At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
Love your site could you advise if this is the same recipie as chicken Ottoman?

Regards

Ian

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ian,
Thank you:)I don't know any chicken dish under the name of Chicken Ottoman, sorry:) Bur if the ingrediens are the same, give it a try....

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Aminah said...

Hello. Hope you are well. A newbie have arrived at your blog :) I'm from Pakistan but I love to try continental foods so here I am, looking forward to try your Turkish recipes particularly Salads,Pasta and drinks.

In the aforementioned recipe, would you please tell me how much chicken we have to use? Only one breast piece? And boneless, right? Sorry I didn't get this in your recipe.. hope you don't mind my silly questions :)

take care!

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Aminah,
Thank you I am good:) Cook one whole chicken. After that remove one piece of chicken breast, There will be left one whole chicken without one breast. Remove all the bones and skins. Then prepare the sauce, toss it with chicken and vegetables.
Take care:)

 
At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Amina said...

Thank you! Will let you know how it turned out :)

 
At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ivy
this is a good site for a turkish food lover like me...

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,
Hello, hope all is well. Thank you for this wonderful site, my friend is Turkish and I am hoping to make some turkish food for her, I just hope my American supermarket carries these ingredients. I am wondering if I can substitute a boneless chicken and just boil that instead boiling a whole chicken. I just don't want to peel and go through all the bones. Is this possible? or will it ruin the dish?
thanks.

best,
matt

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Matt,
I am very well, thank you:) I prefer chicken with the bone in and the skin because it is more delicious this way:) But it is okay to use boneless chicken, no one will notice that:)
Take care,

 
At 1:14 AM, Anonymous Belma said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Siten bir harika!Surekli takip ediyorum. Dun bu yemegi yaptim, super oldu! Cok cok tesekkurler!
Tavugu sogan ile haslamak hic aklima gelmemisti daha once.
Bugun artan yemegi isttigimda tavukta o ertesi gun isitildiginda olusan koku yoktu! Harikasin! :)
Belma

 
At 3:02 AM, Anonymous F said...

Oh Binnur, this was wonderful, as all of your other recipes that I've tried have been. I did not have mushrooms at home so I subsituted green pepper and it was so good. Thank you so much for your recipes, I know I can always trust your site because everything I have made turned out great. Every time that I don't know what to cook I check your site.

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous AyseGizem said...

Hi Binnur, For two nights in a row I've made food from your site and that were both well received. Thank you =)

 
At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

thank you for this delicious recipe. What would you serve it with?

Regards
Rena

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Rena:)
There is 'Meal Ideas' at the end of the recipe. If you like, you can use them:) Other than that, it goes very well with the 'Olive Oil Dishes" that I've posted:)
Take care,

 

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