Kobete Chicken is a delicious whole meal from Turkish cuisine. You are sure to be famous among your friends and family members after they taste your Kobete! AFIYET OLSUN, which means 'enjoy your meal' in Turkish!

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Servings:
10
Max Servings:
10
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Ingredients

Directions

  • To Make Dough: Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 cup water. Mix together. Dough should be as soft as an ear lobe. Divide the dough into two pieces, cover with a wet cloth and set aside.

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  • Fill a large pot with water. Add 1 teaspoon salt and a whole peeled onion. Bring water to a boil and boil whole chicken in water until it is tender. Remove chicken from pot, remove bones and cut chicken meat into small pieces.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter/margarine in pot over medium heat. Add rice, turn heat to high and cook rice, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 6 cups water. Cover pot. Bring water to a boil, then remove cover, reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes, until the rice absorbs all of the water.

  • Roll 2 reserved dough pieces out into 2 separate rounds/circles to fit a 10 inch pie dish. Lay one round of dough in the lightly greased pie dish. Spoon in the rice mixture and season with fresh ground black pepper. Spread the chicken pieces on top of the rice and cover with the second dough round. Pinch the sides closed, trimming off any excess dough. Brush top with egg and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Kobete is ready when the top is a nice yellowish brown.

Nutrition Facts

735.13 calories; 30.99 g protein; 86.21 g carbohydrates; 2.83 g dietary-fiber; 0.94 g sugars; 27.97 g fat; 8.49 g saturated-fat; 109.83 mg cholesterol; 254.44 IU vitamin-a-iu; 19.54 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.52 mg vitamin-b6; 2.63 mg vitamin-c; 232.06 mcg folate; 31.68 mg calcium; 6.05 mg iron; 56.06 mg magnesium; 342.59 mg potassium; 684.88 mg sodium; 0.72 mg thiamin; 251.75 calories-from-fat; 47 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 34 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 17 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 10 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
06/23/2003
We had a cultural diversity day at our school. The country that I was assigned was Turkey. This recipe was perfect for our visitors to try and my middle schoolers had to have the recipe. That is quite a triumph know that middle schoolers are picky about what they eat.
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Anonymous
07/29/2008
honey I see what you were doing the rice was fried frist like spanish risre this was good but i added some cream or you can even add sour cream and it would have been great I liked it and its all in the crust witch was good to. some times thay just dont get it.
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Anonymous
06/23/2003
We had a cultural diversity day at our school. The country that I was assigned was Turkey. This recipe was perfect for our visitors to try and my middle schoolers had to have the recipe. That is quite a triumph know that middle schoolers are picky about what they eat.
(14)
Anonymous
06/23/2003
I made a mistake when I made this I used 2-3 lbs of chicken breast (wow was it dry) but I ended up with 2 recipes worth of chicken. I made the second one with Jarslberg maybe 2 cups worth. Even though I made a few mistakes it was FABULOUS. I cooked them on a baking stone (great). I plan to make it again this weekend but with a whole chicken like I'm supposed to I also plan to use Basmati rice for the wonderful aroma. This was a success with the whole family (extended family included).:)
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Anonymous
07/29/2008
honey I see what you were doing the rice was fried frist like spanish risre this was good but i added some cream or you can even add sour cream and it would have been great I liked it and its all in the crust witch was good to. some times thay just dont get it.
(9)