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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Yogurt Sauce (Iraqi style)

Updated: Feb 4


Total: 1:10

Prep: 40 Minutes

Cook: 30 Minutes

Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Level: Easy

This is the most delicious recipe ever, I love the yogurt sauce with any kind of food it gives it a tangy flavor that I enjoy very much, it is a very common and popular ingredient in the Iraqi homes as well in Middle Eastern homes. Yogurt is usually on the dinner table almost every day, it is blended with the rice or made into a salad, dip or cooked as a sauce with kubba, meat, and chicken, or made into a drink. Yogurt is the most loved ingredient in the Iraqi homes and throughout the MiddleEast. During my childhood years, I have always seen yogurt on the lunch table as just plain yogurt or in different types of dishes.

Ingredients

1 breast chicken (cut into ½ inch thick along with the chicken breast size)

Ingredients seasoning mix for the chicken:

  • 5 garlic cloves crushed

  • 3 tablespoon ginger crushed

  • ½ jalapeno crushed

  • 4 tablespoon vinegar

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt as preferred

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder

  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Instruction:

Using a filet knife (a sharp thin blade) cut the breast chicken about ½ inch thick, then use a meat mallet to pound to an even thickness.

In a large bowl add garlic, ginger, jalapeno, vinegar, olive oil salt, cumin, black pepper, coriander, garam masala powder, and paprika and that the seasoning mix for the chicken.

Ingredient for the chicken Stuffing:

  • 1 Red pepper cut into

  • ½ inch thin strips

  • 2 cups (or as need) Mint leaves

  • 1 zucchini cut into ½ inch thin strips

  • Ingredient for the Sauce

  • 5 tablespoon flour

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 cup Greek plain yogurt

  • Salt as preferred

  • 1 tablespoon black

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

Instruction:

In a large bowl add the flour, milk and the olive oil mix very well then add the yogurt, black pepper, cumin and mix very well.

Prepare the chicken:

Take one of the cut pieces of chicken flat it, then with a spoon spread the seasoning mix into the chicken then add the mint, red pepper, and zucchini on the edge of the chicken breast then rolled it, secure it with a toothpick to keep everything intact.

On low heat take a pan to add about 3 tablespoon olive oil then put your rolled chicken to brown from all sides (take out the toothpick when the chicken is done), it will take about 7 to 10 minutes.

Add your sauce put on high heat to boil, then lower the heat, cover and let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy this heavenly dish.

You can serve it as is or with basmati rice

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