Tavuklu Sebzeli Guvec (Chicken and vegetable stew) Serves 4
Ingredients 200g chicken breast cut into 2cm cubes 1 large potato diced 2 large tomatoes diced 5 large cloves garlic diced 3 medium-sized long red peppers diced ½ cup peas 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 2 teaspoons salt
Method 1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add diced potato. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peppers and tomatoes and peas. Reduce heat to a low-medium and simmer with lid on, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until aromatic. 2. In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook chicken over a low-medium heat. When chicken is cooked through add garlic and thyme cook for another 5 minutes. Merge chicken with vegetables into one pan, add 2 cups boiling water, cover, turn heat to low and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt, stir, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes. 3. Serve with a vege-based pilaf and salad (salad recipe below)
Salad Throughly mix 1 cup thinly sliced 2cm long strips of red cabbage with juice of one and ¼ teaspoon salt. Dice one tomato and mix with ½ cup fresh dill and ½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley. Cut one small onion into thin long slivers and break apart. Mix all ingredients together. Yum.