Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tovuq tabaka (Chicken in the oven)
"Tabaka" is very famous meal that everyone loves:) There are many ways to cook it and they all taste different. Today I am giving you the recipe that is very simple to make and always turns out very good. It is very tender and juicy. You have to take bigger chicken for this kind of "tabaka". You will cook it on the oven and you don't have to watch after.
1 whole chicken
100 gr of butter
1 big onion, peeled and sliced
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of pepper
1.5 tbsp of coriander
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
5-6 tbsp of sour cream
Season chicken inside out with salt and spices and leave for 10 min
Take a big piece of foil and place chopped butter and sliced onions.
Now place chicken on to the onions. Top it with sour cream.
Close up the foil well around chicken. There must be no holes. Bake chicken in well preheated oven for 2 hours(more or less depends on your oven). At the end very carefully open up the foil and brown the chicken for 15 min or less. Be careful while opening the foil, steam is very hot! After chicken is ready, take it out and place on another dish. You will have a soup like liquid in the foil, make a gravy from that if you want, just fry 2 tbsp of plain flour on a very little oil and pour this liquid on to it. Boil for 10 min and then serve with chicken.
This chicken is very moist and juicy as it will keep it's juice within itself, surely try it, you will never be sorry. Besides it is a nice dinner when you have a lot of other things to do. You will finish your work and your dinner will wait for you in the oven:) Enjoy!