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Chicken in Lime Sauce

This is a one pot dish. You will need:

1) A cornish hen [any small chicken will do]. Split into two pieces, and leave skin on for flavor.

2) Half a lime or lemon, cut into round thin slices.

3) 3 cloves of garlic cut into thin slices

4) Green chilly pepper [optional] cut lengthwise

5) 1 medium onion cut into thin slices

6) 2 tblsp of cilantro finely chopped

7)  1 tsp ground cumin

8 ) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

9) 1/4 tsp tumeric

10) 1/4 tsp red pepper [paprika if you don’t like spicy food, and cayenne is you like it spicy (you can of course adjust to taste)]

11) Salt to taste

12) 1/4 cup of Olive Oil

14) 1 medium tomato, peeled, and cubed.

Place all ingredients in a pot. Mix well. Cover and leave on medium heat for one hour and a half. Enjoy with fresh baked French Bread.

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Yemeni restaurants around the world are known for their Haneed–chicken and meat. Usually this is made in a tanoor [clay oven filled with hot coals], but you can make it at home with the help of a pressure cooker and an oven.

You will need:

1)  one whole chicken, cut into four equal pieces. Skin removed.

2) 1/2 cup of olive oil

3) 1 tblsp of cumin

4) 1tblsp of coriander

5) 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon

6) 1/4 tsp of fresh ground pepper

7) 1/2 tsp of tumeric

8 ) 1/4 tsp of ground cardamon

9) salt to taste

10) 3 cloves of garlic, minced.

In a pressure cooker, on medium heat, add the chicken pieces, garlic, and all the spices. Mix well with spoon. Add a cup of water, and close pressure cooker and leave on medium low heat for 45 min to 1 hour. Remove chicken, and place in an oven dish [covered with foil] and place under the broiler until well browned from the top. Serve with rice, or fries.

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