I was going nuts looking for the perfect red lentil soup recipe that had just the right spice blend after enjoying it immensely at my favorite local Turkish joint and getting a bit bored with my standby lentil soup recipe. This is based on various Turkish lentil soup recipes with my own flair. It didn't come out exactly like the tasty soup at Turkuaz, but it did come out good enough for me to keep making it!
This recipe is one of the handful of easy Turkish recipes that I learned while studying abroad in Turkey. The dish consists of cubed chicken in a tomato sauce...quite simple, but it tastes good! Turks usually eat it with bread, however it can be eaten alone as well. If the tomatoes don't seem to provide enough juices I have sometimes added a little water (probably not necessary, but you can judge this towards the end). Serve in a sided dish or shallow bowl. Afiyet olsun!