Chicken in Hot Pot Recipe

Chicken in Hot Pot Recipe

I decided to cook a chicken dish today, but I wanted to cook something different. Generally I cook chicken saute or grilled chicken. But for the dinner today, I didn’t want those. Then my dear husband offered to cook the dinner. So this time, I was the helper, he was the chef. And here is his special recipe: Chicken in Hot Pot

Hot Pots are very popular in Turkish cuisine. These are very special pots made of clay and soil. The taste of the dish you cook in these pots is certainly different from the dishes in ordinary pots. This one adds its taste. We prefer these hot pots especially for meat, chicken dishes and Turkish rice pudding.

Guvecte Tavuk


•    1 chicken breast, chopped in cubes
•    A cup of mushrooms (200gr), sliced in big size
•    1 tomato
•    2 green peppers
•    1 onion
•    Tomato paste
•    salt
•    black pepper
•    3 cloves garlic, sliced
•    thyme
•    2 tbsp olive oil
•    yellow cheese, grated

Saute the onion in a pan until, golden. Add chicken pieces and cook them until they whiten. Then put the sliced mushrooms and garlic. Sprinkle salt, black pepper and thyme on it.

In a small bowl, mix tomato paste with little water to liquefy it a bit. Then pour it into the pan. And cook it for 20 minutes ove medium heat.

After it’s done, put this saute evenly into small hot pots or ovensafe bowls.

Preheat the oven to 200 C. (392F)

Garnish the saute in bowls with grated yellow cheese and put them into the oven. Cook it until the cheese melts.

Serve it hot with some whole mushrooms stuffed with yellow cheese.  (This will be my next recipe).

Cacik goes very well with this dish. You can search its recipe in my archive.


  1. Share For Richness says

    are these hot pots glazed or un-? is a hot pot reserved for only one recipe, or do you use it for many? This recipe sounds simple and tasty. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Munchkin Mommy says

    oh my! this looks so yummy, i could almost taste it! i would love to give this recipe a try. :)

  3. deb says

    thanks for the recipe! it looks so good! going to make this for my daughter and me tonight!

  4. Mi6X3M says

    My girlfriend and I (we are both bulgarians) have always cooked turkish hot pots, but I have to say you’re idea was the most tasty thing I’ve ever cooked in such a pot. Thank you so much for posting it!

  5. says

    I’m making this right now! I didn’t have either mushrooms or bell peppers so I cooked the chicken, added the paste & water and let it it all simmer together with the spices for a while. Poured it all over some sliced zucchini in a pyrex dish & am now waiting for it to finish baking and come out of the oven. I love Turkish Guvec & it has been at least a few years since I have been able to have any. Hoping the experiment tonight comes out good!

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