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.
• 1 chicken breast, chopped in cubes
• A cup of mushrooms (200gr), sliced in big size
• 1 tomato
• 2 green peppers
• 1 onion
• Tomato paste
• black pepper
• 3 cloves garlic, sliced
• 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.