Doro Wat (Spicy Chicken Stew)

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

This recipe belongs to Michael Kidus who owns Dukem, an Ethiopian restaurant in Toronto. I found it in the Toronto Star. Serve it with injera (an Ethiopian flat bread) or with rice. Posted for ZWT 7

Top Review by breezermom

This tastes delicious.....doesn't really look like a stew to me, but I'm not African! The smell while cooking is divine. I wouldn't really serve this as a stew, but it is delicious!! Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT7 Africa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in non-reactive dish and season with salt.
  2. Drizzle with lemon juice; turn to coat.
  3. Marinate 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in large pot, heat butter over medium and add onion.
  5. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until soft (8 minutes).
  7. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in paprika, black pepper, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom, cayenne, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and cook 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in water, add chicken pieces and raise heat to high.
  10. When mixture is bubbling, cover and reduce heat to maintain gentle simmer.
  11. Cook, turning pieces occasionally, until chicken is tender (30 to 40 minutes).
  12. Remove lid; add eggs.
  13. Cook until eggs heated through (10 minutes).
  14. Season sauce to taste with salt.

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