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    Algerian Tli Tli B'djedj - Pasta With Chicken!. Photo by Um Safia

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    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    This is our family recipe for the very traditional Algerian dish tli tli. You can make tli tli with chicken or meat - the meat recipe is slightly different & I will post it later. You can use any tiny pasta for this but traditionally homemade tli til pasta OR orzo / bird's tongue that is used. My kids love it when I use the tiny stars or shells also. Traditionally we steam the pasta for this but you can cook it for 4 minutes or so in plenty of lighty salted water before adding the sauce - the pasta needs to absorb quite a bit of the sauce so keep it undercooked..

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    1. 1
      Cut chicken up into serving sizes (6-8 pieces)
    2. 2
      Brown in a large pan with the ghee, finely chopped onions, cinnamon, ras el hanout & pepper. Add 1 cup water & cook for 10 minutes
    3. 3
      Add chick peas & add enough water to cover. tomato puree & the stock cube.
    4. 4
      Cover & cook on medium heat for 1 hour & a half in a pan or 40 mins in the pressure cooker on med-high. If cooking in a pan, you may need to add a little extra water.
    5. 5
      Whilst the sauce is cooking, prepare the pasta & eggs.
    6. 6
      Hard boil the eggs, then peel & cut into halves.
    7. 7
      In a bowl, mix the pasta with 1/2 cup water & a tiny bit of olive or sunflower oil. Place in a steamer & steam for 15 minutes. Remove from steamer & separate the pasta with a little water.
    8. 8
      Put the pasta in a large pan & slowly spoon in a little sauce at a time until the pasta is fully cooked & the sauce has been absorbed nicely - the pasta should be moist with a little sauce coating it - not dry.
    9. 9
      Place pasta in a large dish / platter & top with the chicken pieces, egg halves & a some more sauce.
    10. 10
      Serve immediately with a green salad & crusty bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2009


      Good! We enjoyed it very much.I liked the boiled eggs with it,I did however use only 1/2 lbs. of orzo and 4 chickentighs the rest I did just like the recipe called for and we both enjoyed it alot,will fix it regular,thank you for sharing.

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    • on February 25, 2009


      This was very simple to make and I followed the recipe as posted. My Algerian husband loved it. I will absolutely make this again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Algerian Tli Tli B'djedj - Pasta With Chicken!

    Serving Size: 1 (404 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 918.7
    Calories from Fat 393
    Total Fat 43.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.7 g
    Cholesterol 279.3 mg
    Sodium 473.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 54.1 g

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    ras el hanout spice mix

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