1/1 Photo of Chicken Herriseh (Armenia)
6 hrs 20 mins
This recipe is from week 13 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Armenia is my 13th stop. Chicken Herriseh is made from wheat berries, which can usually be found at a whole-foods type store or from a Middle Eastern grocer.
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- 1Boil the chicken in 8 cups of water for about an hour and 45 minutes. Leave the lid on your pot but tilt it slightly so that not a whole lot of steam can escape.
- 2Remove the chicken to a plate and let cool. Do not discard the broth.
- 3Shred the chicken and set aside.
- 4Strain the broth into a measuring cup to determine how much you have left. Then add water to the broth to bring the amount back up to 8 cups.
- 5Put the broth in a large pot and add the wheat berries, the shredded chicken, and salt to taste.
- 6Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer covered for four to six hours, or until the wheat berries are soft. Don't be tempted to stir the pot.
- 7Smash the wheat berries and chicken with a potato masher. The finished mixture should look like oatmeal. If it doesn't, you didn't cook it long enough.
- 8Serve in bowls with a pat of butter and some cumin and paprika sprinkled on top.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicken Herriseh (Armenia)
Serving Size: 1 (278 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 237.3
- Calories from Fat 156
- Total Fat 17.4 g
- Saturated Fat 4.9 g
- Cholesterol 80.2 mg
- Sodium 663.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 18.8 g
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