Turkish Chicken sauté & traditional Turkish rice.


  • Left over cooked chicken pull from the carcass or raw chicken breasts (cubes.)
  • 2x Tins chopped toms
  • Sliced bell pepper
  • Garlic (amount required to taste)
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 1tsp salt
  • A few twists of black pepper
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 2 medium onions
  • A good squirt of tom purée/paste


If using left over cooked chicken,

Pull all the chicken you want to use off the carcass and leave aside.

Take each onion, halve and then slice them, any shape or size

Is required you your individual taste.

Take the bell pepper, opens it and remove the seeds then slice thinly.

In a large deep pan,

Sauté the onions and peppers in a little olive until nice and soft but keep an eye on them so they don’t burn, slowly add the garlic so it doesn’t burn and become bitter.

Once they are nice and soft you can add your tins of chopped tomatoes and put a good squirt of tomato purée in and add all your pepper, salt, cumin and paprika. Give it a good stir and then add the cooked chicken and bring to the boil.

Once it’s brought to the boil put it on a low heat and let it simmer for a while (20-40 mins) to heat the chicken up thoroughly to piping hot and let all them flavours mix together.

When it’s ready, serve up with traditional Turkish rice (see separate recipe post)

Or with hot crusty bread and enjoy!!

If you’re using raw chicken breasts, you can fry up the chicken and then the peppers and onions until soft adding in the rest of the ingredients bring to the boil. still be sure to let this simmer for a while until cooked through.

Keep me posted on how yours goes.


Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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