Thursday, January 23, 2014

CHICKEN PAPRIKA WITH MUSHROOM AND PEPPER (Mantar ve kirmizi biberli Tavuk)

1 pound chicken thighs or breast meat
1 tsp Meral’s spice mix* 
1 pound mushroom, sliced
1 red bell pepper (I also add 1 jalepino)
1 tomato
1 onion
3 tsp paprika
1 tsp mashed garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp wheat or all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

My Spice Mix: 
3 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
Mix all the spices and keep the mixture in a container for future use.


1. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and season with my spice mix.

2. Brown the chicken pieces in a non stick large pan

3. Remove the chicken set aside, put 2 tbsp olive oil to pan and add onions, salt the sweat the onions.

4. Add garlic, and mushroom cook 5 minutes. Add peppers and paprika cook for 2 minutes.

5. Return the chicken to pan and tomato cook 2 minutes.

6. Add ½ cup chicken stock and cover the lid simmer until chicken is completely cooked.

7. In a small bowl mix yogurt, and flour. Add slowly ½ cup chicken broth.

9. Pour this mixture over chicken, and stir cook in very low heat very short time.

10. Serve immediately with pasta or rice.


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