Turkish Tavuk Sote (Chicken Saute)

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Total Time
7 mins
30 mins

This recipe is one of the handful of easy Turkish recipes that I learned while studying abroad in Turkey. The dish consists of cubed chicken in a tomato sauce...quite simple, but it tastes good! Turks usually eat it with bread, however it can be eaten alone as well. If the tomatoes don't seem to provide enough juices I have sometimes added a little water (probably not necessary, but you can judge this towards the end). Serve in a sided dish or shallow bowl. Afiyet olsun!

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  1. In medium pot, mix oil and pepper paste over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken and cook mixing 5-10 minutes until just white.
  3. Add garlic and tomatoes, continue cooking over medium heat until chicken is done (approx. 15-20 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in an extra large pinch of thyme.