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Doro Wat: Ethiopian Chicken Dish

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars
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"I love Ethiopian food but had difficulty finding authentic recipes online. I ultimately found 3 or 4 recipes and altered them all to incorporate them together in an attempt to capture the flavors. Typically served with injera and some side vegetable dish. I prefer Atkilt, a cabbage and potato dish, but there are many delicious options."
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Ingredients

1 h 37 m servings 778
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chicken breast halves)

Directions

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  1. Heat 1/2 cup butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion until translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and tomato paste; stir until hot, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining butter, berbere, garlic, and ginger. Adjust heat to low and cook until mixture thickens to paste consistency, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Stir remaining water into berbere paste; add chicken. Simmer until thickened to sauce consistency, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir white wine, cardamom, and black pepper into the sauce; add hard-boiled eggs. Cook until sauce is reduced slightly, about 15 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Berbere is very spicy, so if you are sensitive, reduce the amount in the recipe.
  • If you are unable to find berbere, I have a recipe that comes close: Berbere (Ethiopian Spice). However, it seems there are many possible variations.
  • You can substitute any other type of meat for the chicken breast, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 778 calories; 54.3 24.2 32.9 399 2859 Full nutrition

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I absolutely love Ethiopian food - so much so I was nervous about making it because I didn't want to muck it up. This recipe did not disappoint! My only change was using fresh chopped tomatoes r...

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Holy cow. I love spicy food and couldn’t eat this even after adding a pint of sour cream and adding noodles!!! Flavor is awesome though. I, too, am guessing that the amount of Berbere is WAY off...

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I absolutely love Ethiopian food - so much so I was nervous about making it because I didn't want to muck it up. This recipe did not disappoint! My only change was using fresh chopped tomatoes r...

Delicious. Made it as described with the exception of using chicken thighs instead of chicken breast, making my own berbere. Also, found a recipe for the cabbage potato dish mentioned (All Reci...

This dish is delicious, my family loved it. I dont eat spicy dishes my husband and kids loved it, the pot was empty. Its very spicy I tried a small piece but it was too spicy for me. They ate i...

Very delicious, very spicy and very hot! I made this in the crock pot. I only used 2/3 cup of the berbere spice because that's all I had. I subbed 1 cup chicken broth for the water and only use...

Flavorful and delicious. This easy to make recipe gives you a very fragrant meal to enjoy with injera bread. Thank you for the recipe.

Holy cow. I love spicy food and couldn’t eat this even after adding a pint of sour cream and adding noodles!!! Flavor is awesome though. I, too, am guessing that the amount of Berbere is WAY off...

One of the best flavors I’ve ever tasted.

I loved it! Berbere seasoning can be expensive and hard to find so prepare yourself.

Just quick note: onions are not on ingredient list but is first item in recipe! ALSO!!! Probably a mistaken amount of berbere. Maybe 2/3 tablespoon? Came out great with 2 teaspoons (quite spicy)...