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Chicken & Yoghurt Fatteh


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  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 whole chicken (approx. 3lbs)
  • 3 pitta breads (dried and broken into small pieces)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 onions quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4tsp salted butter
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 6 cardamoms
  • 2 pieces of mastic (finely grinded with a pestle and mortar)
  • Yoghurt Sauce
  • 4 cups of plain yoghurt
  • 6 crushed garlic cloves
  • 3 tsp tahini
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

1. Melt the butter in a large pan and heat the chicken until it turns light brown.

Step 2

2. Add the onions and garlic to the chicken and sauté.

Step 3

3. Add the dry spices to the chicken and cook for one hour, until the chicken becomes tender.

Step 4

4. Once the chicken has cooled, remove bones and break into small pieces.

Step 5

5. Use the chicken stock to soak the dry pieces of pitta bread.

Step 6

6. Prepare the yoghurt sauce by adding all the ingredients mentioned above.

Step 7

7. Boil the rice in salty water and drain when cooked.

Step 8

8. When you are ready to serve, heat the soaked bread, chicken, rice and yoghurt sauce (only for 1 minute).

Step 9

9. Present the chicken & yoghurt fatteh in a large dish, by layering the pitta bread at the bottom followed by the yoghurt sauce, rice and chicken.

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