Doro Wat (Spicy Chicken Stew)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Posted for the African part of the tour 2005. check out niter kebbeh, Niter Kebbeh (Spiced Ghee) and berbere, Berbere Sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix lemon juice with salt in a small bowl, and rub over chicken pieces. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy or non-stick skillet and add onions. Simmer over moderate heat about 5 minutes, until onions are beginning to soften.
  3. Stir nitir kebbeh into skillet and heat until melted. Add garlic, ginger, fenugreek, cardamom, berberé and paprika. Stir well after each addition. Cook, stirring, over low heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in wine and water, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for five more minutes, until mixture is beginning to thicken.
  5. Add chicken to sauce, turning to coat on all sides. Cover tightly, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Pierce holes all over the eggs with a fork, then add to the sauce. Cover and simmer another 15 minutes on low heat, until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve with injera Check my recipe or rice.
Most Helpful

This recipe was okay but no one really cared to have it again. I used my own recipes for berbere and spiced butter. It seems like there's too much dry spices, I had to add almost a cup of water extra so that the sauce didn't seem grainy. It was also bitter (maybe from all the paprika in this recipe and the berbere) so I added about 2.5t of sugar.

mle234 February 02, 2008

This was a huge hit! I did print out the spiced ghee #140755 & berbere sauce #140767 recipe but used them only as flavor guidelines. I plan to one day, make it all properly. Absolutely delicious chicken - thank you, Rita!

Elmotoo November 16, 2006