Bulgarian Chicken Stew with Yogurt
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook 25-30 mins
Gutsy Eastern European flavours meet fantastic Med veg in this spicy stew, with a dollop of organic yogurt to help you keep your cool.
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486 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon
  • A 250g pack of chicken breast mini fillets
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red onion squash
  • A 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley
  • A 150g pot of yogurt
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 150ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Bowl
  • Deep frying pan or wok
  • Measuring jug
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Grate or pare the zest from the lemon. Juice it. Cut each chicken fillet into 3-4 pieces. Pop in a non-metallic bowl.

  • 2.

    Add the garlic, lemon zest and juice, 1 tsp of the cumin and a pinch of cayenne (it’s spicy, so add to taste). Season. Mix well. Cover with a saucer. Put to one side to marinate for 10 mins.

  • 3.

    While the chicken marinates, peel and finely chop the onion. Halve the pepper. Scoop out the seeds and white bits. Roughly chop it.

  • 4.

    Halve the squash. Scoop out the seeds. Slice or peel off the skin. Chop the squash into chunks around 2 cm big.

  • 5.

    Heat ½ tbsp of oil in a wok or deep frying pan. Add the chicken. Fry over a medium heat for 4-5 mins till golden brown all over. Add the onion and pepper. Stir and fry for another 5 mins till the veg look glossy.

  • 6.

    Add 150 ml boiling water to the pan with the chopped tomatoes and squash. Bring to the boil. Cover. Simmer for 15 mins till the squash is tender and the chicken is cooked through.

  • 7.

    Strip the parsley leaves from the stalks and finely chop them. Taste and add more salt, pepper or cayenne if you think it needs it. Serve the stew topped with spoonfuls of the yogurt and chopped parsley.

  • Tip

    Can you squash it?
    We’ve sent you a sweet-fleshed, red onion squash to go in this spicy stew. If you think a whole squash is too much, wrap half in cling film and keep in your fridge. Chop it into wedges (you can leave the skin on) and roast at 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6 for 20-30 mins. Great as a side with a roast.