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Berbere Spiced Chicken Breasts

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars

"One of my favorite uses for berbere spice is this chicken breast recipe. But you can use a pork chop or a piece of lamb, it's so versatile."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 427 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 chicken breast)

Directions

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  1. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon berbere spice mix to coat both sides of chicken breast (see Cook's Note for recipe link).
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until it just starts to turn brown. Immediately transfer chicken breast to skillet; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a warm dish.
  3. Stir in lime juice, tomato paste, chicken broth, and coconut milk; stir to deglaze pan. Bring to a simmer while stirring. Add 1/2 teaspoon berbere spice and a pinch of salt. Transfer chicken breast back to skillet; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce starts to reduce, basting chicken with pan juices as it cooks, 4 or 5 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with a drizzle of the pan sauce.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 427 calories; 28 g fat; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 3102 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love trying out recipes from all corners of the world and when I heard this was an Ethiopian dish, I knew I had to try it out, especially since it was from Chef John. As always, he did not di...

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Too much tomato paste- the amount called for just overwhelmed the flavors of everything else, and it tasted like just.. tomato sauce with some spice. I kept adding more coconut milk and berbere ...

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I love trying out recipes from all corners of the world and when I heard this was an Ethiopian dish, I knew I had to try it out, especially since it was from Chef John. As always, he did not di...

We love Ethiopian food but this is the first time I've made it. Turned out great. Amazing appetizing aroma too. We all loved it. I used 1 lb breasts, two to a pan (2 pans) but they weren't coo...

Loved it!

I love layers of flavors and this chicken had many. This will be made over and over again at our home. What an amazing treat.

My family makes the authentic Doro Wat from the time they lived in Ethiopia. This was a good take on it. Changed it by added onion to the pan with chicken and only 1/2 lime and whole hard boiled...

Great meal! I will definitely do this again!

A wonderful change of pace!

Too much tomato paste- the amount called for just overwhelmed the flavors of everything else, and it tasted like just.. tomato sauce with some spice. I kept adding more coconut milk and berbere ...

Really tasty!! i will put half as much lime in next time. Too acidic with amount suggested. would go great with a light bread. naan?