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This flavorful Ethiopian-inspired chicken stew uses Berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend. Store extra spice mix covered in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. Use leftovers on salmon, flank steak, or chicken for fiery flavor. Serve with basmati rice. Cooking Light recipe.
- 2 chicken breast halves, skinned (about 1/2 pound)
- 2 chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 1/2 pound)
- 2 chicken thighs, skinned (about 3/4 pound)
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped onions (2 medium)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons berbere
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄2 cup dry red wine
- 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
- 1 (6 ounce) can no-added-salt tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 4 lemon wedges
- 2 tablespoons ground red pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- For Chicken:.
- Place chicken in a shallow dish; drizzle with juice, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
- Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes (do not brown), stirring frequently. Add 2 teaspoons Berbere, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, butter, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom; cook 1 minute. Add wine, broth, and tomato paste; stir until well blended. Add chicken mixture; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning chicken occasionally. Stir in cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges.
- For Berbere:.
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.