Chicken Berbere

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spicy berbere chicken thighs with currant, nuts, spinach yoghurt and rice

A hot and spicy blend from Ethiopia, Berbere is a spicy, sweet, and zesty blend that’s synonymous with Ethiopian cuisine. Made from super-fragrant herbs and spices like bell peppers, cinnamon, turmeric, fenugreek, cayenne, plus many more, Berbere brings the most wonderful, deep, and sumptuous flavors to this easy-to-make chicken dish.

Tender chicken thighs, tangy yoghurt, creamy cashews, and sweet currents, this all-in-one dish is so delicious and an Ethiopian twist on a classic one-pot wonder.

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    Ethiopian Berbere – Hot

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    Ethiopian Berbere – Hot

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    Ethiopian Berbere is an African spice blend made up of roasted herbs and spices. It has a full flavour which is characterised by its spicy aroma. It is used in Ethiopia and Eritrean cuisines. It is particularly used in the Ethiopian dish Berbere Chicken or just added to any dish to add a spicy, fragrant touch as well as a stunning warm red hue.

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  1. Heat a large frying pan on the stove, add olive oil, and onions and saute 5min, then add garlic and zest or ginger and continue to saute for another 5 min till the onions start to caramelize.  Add the Ethiopian berbere spice mix and saute further 2 min. lower heat to medium.

  2. Add the chicken, and mix well to coat well with onion and spice mixture,  Saute  5 min to give a nice browning,  then add the tomato paste, yoghurt/ coconut milk (if using ) and chicken stock.
    The addition, of yoghurt will soften the flavours and reduce the heat slightly.

    Add optional  ingredients:
    raisins/ currants/ cashews/ spinach leaves
    Reduce heat to simmer and cook   10 min till chicken is cooked through.


  3. Serve with fresh coriander and rice .

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