Doro We't (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

  • Servings: 8
Doro We't (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

Ingredients

  • 6 red onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh peeled ginger
  • 2 cups Clarified Butter for Doro We't Clarified Butter for Doro We't
  • 1 cup mild chili powder
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) chicken, cut into 12 pieces
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, peeled

Directions

  1. In a large Dutch oven, combine onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until dry and browned, and beginning to stick to the pot about 10 minutes. Add butter, and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup water and chili powder. Cook for 15 minutes. Stir in red wine, and cook for 10 minutes more.

  2. Remove the skin from all but the chicken wings. Using a sharp knife, slash each piece two or three times to allow the sauce to penetrate the chicken. Add the dark meat to the Dutch oven, and cook for 5 minutes. Add remaining pieces of chicken. Cook for 10 minutes. Slowly add 2 3/4 cups water, and cook until heated through, about 25 minutes. Season with salt. Remove from heat, and let rest 15 minutes.

  3. Using a paring knife, make slits in eggs, about 1/2 inch apart. Add eggs to chicken mixture, and stir to coat. Serve immediately.

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