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Spicy Ethiopian Delight: Doro Wat

Doro Wat

About the Dish:

Doro Wat is a traditional Ethiopian dish made with chicken, onions, and a rich blend of spices. It is a staple in Ethiopian cuisine and is often served during special occasions and holidays. The dish is known for its bold flavors and complex spices, which are a result of the long cooking process and the unique combination of ingredients.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Fat 15g
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrates 10g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Onions 3 large onions, finely chopped
Garlic 4 cloves, minced
Ginger 1 tablespoon, grated
Berbere 2 tablespoons
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Butter 4 tablespoons
Chicken broth 2 cups
Salt To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large pot, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent.
  • Step 2: Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, berbere, and paprika to the pot. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the spices are fragrant.
  • Step 3: Add the chicken pieces to the pot and stir to coat them in the spice mixture. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  • Step 4: Pour in the chicken broth and season with salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the dish simmer for 1-2 hours, until the chicken is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  • Step 5: Serve the Doro Wat hot with injera, a traditional Ethiopian bread, or rice. Enjoy!

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