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

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Chicken with Eggplants and Chickpeas

(Tavuklu Dograma)

Chicken with Eggplants and Chickpeas
2 pieces chicken breast, skinless, boneless
1 1/2 tbsp butter
15-16 pearl onions, peeled
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes, in can
3/4 cup water, warm
1/2 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed
1 medium size eggplant, peeled, cut in bite sizes, soak in salty water for 15 min then squeeze
1-2 garlic cloves, smashed with salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1 large tomato, peeled, sliced
1 cubanelle pepper, seeds discarded, cut in medium sized chunks
1/2 cup water, warm

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp mint

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Fry both sides with butter and pearl onions for about 4-5 minutes in a medium sized pot. Pour 1/4 cup crushed tomato and 3/4 cup warm water all over. Cook for about 20 minutes with the lid closed over medium heat.

Add the chickpeas, eggplants, garlic and lemon juice. Arrange the tomato slices over the top side by side, and then the cubanelle peppers over the tomatoes. Pour in 1/2 cup of water in the pan from the side. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes over medium heat.

Put the dish on a serving dish. Lastly, put the olive oil and mint in a frying pan and heat it up, immediately pour all over the dishes.

2 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Rustic Red Lentil Soup, Pilaf with Orzo, Strawberry Compote and Tahini Bread with Turkish Coffee.



At 10:58 AM, Blogger bookwormans said...

I am looking for an Ottoman chicken dish called "Mahmudiye". It has chicken breasts, honey, apricots and other ingredients. Do you know where I could find a recipe for it? A Google search is turning up descriptions but no recipe. Thank you!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Fiona said...

That looks good. I'm not a big fan of eggplant but I may have to try this.

At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just a fab website. I have had great luck with all of your recipes. Such a great service for all of us married to Turks --they really do love their special food. Do you have any more Ottoman rice recipes by any chance? Keep up the great work Binnur!

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. We loved it on this cold Eid day and are happy to add it to our Turkish repertoire.

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Sheila said...

Hello Binnur
I just want to tell you THANK YOU...I am a Canadian, yet my husband is Turkish. Until I found your site, I was ONLY cooking what I knew. NOW I have been cooking YOUR recipes for dinner. I was EXTREMELY happy with this particular one. My husband looks forward every night now for his TURKISH dishes

Thank You Again!!

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thnak you Sheila:)
Ellerine saglik!


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