Thursday, June 10, 2010

Turkish Chicken Tava...

Hi everyone! Seems like time is flying here and I cannot keep up! I thought I would share this recipe I have for "Turkish Chicken Tava."  I fell in love with this in Turkey and searched for a recipe but could not really match it. So I kind of came up with my own version.


This is a very easy, go to dish when you are pressed for time. First I start the rice, which I always make with chicken broth instead of water. Then, I take frozen chicken breasts or tenders and saute them in butter and olive oil with a little minced garlic and chopped onion. I also sprinkle Adobo on meat when I saute, but that's up to you.

I then add a large can, or jar of my mom's home grown and canned, diced tomatoes and whatever seasoning I have around. Usually it's oregano, basil, thyme, etc. And that's pretty much it. I simmer until I like the flavor. I then serve it over rice and sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top. My kids love it, my parents love it, my hubby loves it, and it's easy.

This is great with a loaf of French bread and a salad.

On another note, we are hard at work writing and recording our CD. It is a very tedious process, but one that will be worth it in the end. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!! Our church is hosting a "Free Market" for people in need Saturday, and I could not be more excited. This will be our third one and they are always such incredible events. Kind of puts things in perspective...

Anita

12 comments:

  1. YUM...we would love it too, I am going to try this, I am always looking for quick yummy recipes. Hope all is well Anita!~

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  2. I never heard of this dish, Anita, but it looks and sounds delicious! And how lucky you are to have been to Turkey!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. Yummy!! I will be trying this one! I am so excited for you and your upcoming CD! You should give us a sample on here. I would love to hear you sing!

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  4. Can't wait to try this looks delish!!

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  5. HELLO ANITA....
    THANKS FOR THE DELICOUS RECIPE...I WILL HAVE TO GIVE IT A TRY???? AND I USE ADOBO ON ALL MY MEATS...YUMMY :)

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  6. Anita...this sound delicious! I'm tucking this away to try soon. Your free market sounds like an incredible event.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. Anita iam thrilled to hear you are doing a cd cant wait to hear it .And this chicken looks yummo i wiil for sure try it hugs Linda

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  8. ps do i find that spice with all other spices or would it be in the specialty spice section :)

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  9. oh Anita i found the spice i did add mushrooms because i had them and i use goya rice and red beans because i had that to thank you so much it is DELISH:)

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  10. Daer Anita,
    Many thanks to you to share Turkish Chicken Tava(tavuk tava) recipe with us. Also, I would like to special thanks to you sharing nice things concerning the Turkey. If you want I'll send real chicken tava recipe from Adana Region. But, will take a time for cooking. Sending lots of love and happiness your way.

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  11. Oznur, I would LOVE that! I have been to Adana, where I had my first chicken tava, and would love to have a more authentic recipe!!

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  12. Dear Anita,

    I have already send chicken tava receipe. But, I have some problem related with google account. For this reason, if you didn't receive, I'll send once again.

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