Chicken Tava

Chicken Tava


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About this recipe: This is a traditional Turkish Chicken Tava recipe, much loved by all who visit Turkey. This is simple to make and uses everyday ingredients. You've no reason not to try it!


Serves: 8 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 boneless chicken thighs, with skin
  • 170g tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 8 cloves garlic, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 200g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 long green peppers

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Trickle 1 tablespoon olive oil in the bottom of a roasting tin. Arrange chicken thighs in the tin. Mix the tomato puree and water, then spread over the chicken. Place garlic in the tin. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms and peppers over the chicken. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Periodically pour a little water into the tin if it starts to get dry.

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