This is just the most-delicious Ethiopian main dish. Absolutely wonderful.

Phil

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Berbere:
Chicken:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves together in a bowl until berbere is evenly mixed. Measure 2 teaspoons berbere and store remaining for another use.

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  • Place chicken in a shallow dish. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons berbere, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, butter, fresh ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom to onion mixture; stir to coat, about 1 minute.

  • Stir chicken broth, wine, and tomato paste into onion mixture; add chicken and bring to a boil. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes. Stir cilantro into chicken mixture and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 32.1g 64% DV; carbohydrates 14.9g 5% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 84.6mg 28% DV; sodium 887mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2014
This has exquisite flavor & is SO simple to put together! Did completely as written & turned out wonderfully!! Served over rice with Naan bread. Delicious!! Will definitely fix again!!! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2014
This has exquisite flavor & is SO simple to put together! Did completely as written & turned out wonderfully!! Served over rice with Naan bread. Delicious!! Will definitely fix again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2015
My husband and I loved this recipe! I only made half of the berbere mix since the recipe makes a large amount and I still have plenty left over to make this dish again. I served it over rice with a side of okra and tomatoes. The next night I shredded the chicken and added red lentils to the sauce and it made a delicious thick stew. I will definitely be making this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2016
This is a great recipe if you like spicey food. Great flavor and a hearty meal that is different than others. We are it with injera and garlic brown rice. I recommend taking the cooked chicken out of the sauce shredding it and then returning it back to the sauce. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2018
I loved this recipe. The flavors blend well together. If you don't like spicy food reduce the cayenne pepper. But for me the heat was not too much. It reminds me of Indian food that is the best way I can describe the dish. This has strong flavors which I can appreciate. I put it over a bed of rice. Very nice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2020
Omg was this good! I made it with rice and my mom and I loved it. It really does bring the flavor and the spice it was a great balance. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2020
I cut the cayenne pepper in half and used 1 cup of the wine. Delicious. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2020
Did not change a thing! Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2014
Very nice flavour and just enough heat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
Fantastic!! Very spicy but in a good way! I added frozen peas and served with garlic mashed potatoes. I would be good with rice, too. I will definitely make this again!! Read More