Wednesday, February 25, 2015

764. Iraqi Chicken Tepsi


Tepsi (التبسي) is the quintessential Iraqi homey meal. It is the Iraqi counterpart to the western casserole where various components get put in an oven-proof dish and baked with minimal hands-on work. This is a saucy chicken dish loaded with flavorsome vegetables.
I got the recipe from this amazing Iraqi woman through her Youtube channel.
Her work is well worth a visit and I have already bookmarked several recipes to try.


Ingredients:

1 whole chicken (1.5kg)
1/2 cup apple vinegar
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp ketchup
2 tomatoes
1 large potato
1 large onion


Method:

Preheat oven to 400F.
Cut the chicken into eight pieces and put in a large oven-proof dish; set aside.
Thickly slice the tomatoes, potato, and onion into rounds.
Mix together the vinegar, curry, coriander, salt, pepper, tomato paste, and ketchup.
Smear half the mixture over the chicken pieces. Arrange the cut vegetables around the chicken.
Dilute the remaining paste in a cup of water.
Pour the diluted sauce around the chicken and bake uncovered for 90 minutes.


صحة و عافية 

8 comments:

Denise Ahmad said...

Thank you so much for posting all your recipes. I am an American married to an Iraqi man between your website and the sisters here in the community I am learning so many different recipes. Again thank you so so much my husband is now a happy man!

Maryam Mohammed said...

That's fantastic; you're welcome!
Maybe you should consider opening your own blog? ;)

Anonymous said...

marhaba,,,yummy on so many levels...will be making this one soon...what do u think of using balsamic vinegar rather than the ketchup? nadia

Maryam Mohammed said...

Nadia I've missed you!
I think replacing ketchup with balsamic vinegar sounds like a very classy substitution; I'd love to know how it works out.

Denise Ahmad said...

In sha Allah, maybe if I have time, we have a 6.5 month old Shamsy and I am a full time college student!

Maryam Mohammed said...

May Allah bless little Shamsy and ywafqik in your studies.

Anonymous said...

This was delicious! I've made it twice, using boneless skinless thighs, replacing the vinegar with only 1/4c lemon/lime juice, and just using more ketchup instead of the tomato paste (and cooking it a a little longer until the sauce was thicker). Ate it in a pita with baba ghanoush, it's a new favorite at my house!

Maryam Mohammed said...

That sounds nothing short of delectable! I'm glad you liked it and got so creative with it.