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This is an awesome recipe. My children beg for it. I haven't been able to find the hawaij, and no one in our local Indian and Arabic stores have heard of it. However, it is fairly easy to mix on your own. And since it's a five spice mix, I suppose you can call it Hawaiij 5-O.

In lieu of it, I've added shawarma powder to the spice mix, and it gives it a nice kick. It's also very similar to hawaiij.

I also broil the chicken for about 15 minutes instead of five as it seems to come out crispier, but that may have more to do with my oven.

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Duke of Prunes September 03, 2012

I used boneless skinless chicken breast and didn't do the broil part, but this still turned out to be a very nice dinner! I loved the spices together and the veggies and potatoes added a nice touch as well. Madoe for Let's Party 2011.

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Chef Jean December 22, 2011

This was so delicious, a big hit for my whole family.

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rn0424 October 23, 2011

Very flavorful! I don't have hawaij so that my only change. Everything else was right on. I used the 6 cloves garlic and olives...nice addition. I used the gloves to mix, great idea!

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jrusk August 02, 2010

Delicious and easy! Like the other posters, I ommitted the hawaij, and I also left out the tomatoe and red pepper. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the potatoes were so good! I will definitely make this again.

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Andrea G. August 15, 2009

YUM! I was worried because I had never baked chicken before, and I didn't want it to come out too dry or anything. It was perfect! I also left out the hawaij. Next time I might use an extra bell pepper. Oh, and make sure you're careful with the tumeric... it stains everything..

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YummyYUM August 28, 2008

Do try this at home :)

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gowolves May 27, 2008

Yum!!! Left out the hawaij because I don't have it (don't even know what it is) but followed the rest of the recipe. Absolutely delicious! Update 2/27/08: I modified this recipe for the crockpot by using dark meat turkey stew instead of chicken, omitting the peppers, tomatoes and oil, and adding water almost to cover. It came out great!

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DeenzCPA February 27, 2008

What a winner this dish was in my house!! I made the recipe as written, using the garlic, but omitting the hawaij, and olives since I didn't have any in the house. The chicken came out so moist and tender and the potatoes were just incredible!!! Thank you, Sarit for this wonderful recipe!! I look forward to trying other recipes of yours.

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LI-Ray February 03, 2008
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