Nov 21, 2010

Chicken Makhtoum

The cream base sauce for this chicken is simply perfect in every way that most Gulf recipes seem to be. You can use any chicken pieces that you like for this and I would imagine that any seafood such as fish or shrimp would be simple divine with this sauce as well.

1 whole chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 cup yogurt
2 tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Arabic spice mix

1. In a food processor add onion, yogurt, tomatoes, salt, tomato paste and Arabic spice mix. Mix until well blended.

2. In a 9-inch saute-pan on medium-high heat add olive oil. Add chicken pieces allow to cook until half way done on both side. Reduce heat to medium and pour yogurt mixture over chicken into pan. Allow to cook for 10 minutes then reduce heat to low. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and less sauce is remaining in the pan. Approximately 15-20 minutes. Serve with rice and pour yogurt mixture on top of chicken.

Yields: 4 servings

8 fabulous comments:

Anonymous said...

So I made this tonight and my entire family loved it so much I will make more of your recipes

Hazar said...

What exactly is Arabic spice mix?

Hazar said...

Found the spice mix recipe dear -- just a suggestion: i know there is a link in the words to the recipe now, but the color of the link is too similar to the normal black color of the words, so I couldn't even tell it was a link! Maybe a more striking color would be better insha'Allah. :)

Noor said...

Thanks for the tip and I fixed it.

UmmUmarNY said...

@Hazar, thanks for mentioning the 'link' issue.. I didn't even see it either!!! lol
@Noor, Thanks so much for this recipe!! It's sooooo easy I could make it in no time. :D

Hazar said...

Made this tonight! It was pretty good, the hubster really loved. Next time I might put more onion or maybe a bit of garlic... the flavor I had wasn't strong enough for me. :D

Noor said...

I am so glad you all enjoyed this one. I also love lots of garlic.

Ashes said...

this was so awesome i've been making it since thursday!

Would it work for lamb?

thanks a million for the recipe ;)