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African Chicken in Spicy Red Sauce Recipe
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African Chicken in Spicy Red Sauce

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"This is just the most-delicious Ethiopian main dish. Absolutely wonderful."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Combine cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves together in a bowl until berbere is evenly mixed. Measure 2 teaspoons berbere and store remaining for another use.
  2. Place chicken in a shallow dish. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons berbere, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, butter, fresh ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom to onion mixture; stir to coat, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir chicken broth, wine, and tomato paste into onion mixture; add chicken and bring to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes. Stir cilantro into chicken mixture and serve with lemon wedges.
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Jul 27, 2014

This has exquisite flavor & is SO simple to put together! Did completely as written & turned out wonderfully!! Served over rice with Naan bread. Delicious!! Will definitely fix again!!!

 
Aug 21, 2015

My husband and I loved this recipe! I only made half of the berbere mix since the recipe makes a large amount and I still have plenty left over to make this dish again. I served it over rice with a side of okra and tomatoes. The next night I shredded the chicken and added red lentils to the sauce and it made a delicious thick stew. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

 

5 Ratings

Jun 12, 2014

Very nice flavour and just enough heat.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 887 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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