Doro tibs wat

  • 2 Servings
  • 15mPrep Time
  • 40mCook Time
  • 55mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Poultry
  • Main Ingredient : chicken breasts
  • Chef : Almaz Yigizaw

In this dish from Ethiopia, doro means chicken, tibs are sauteed meats and wat indicates a peppery stew. To make the dish, spices are first slowly stewed together to create niter kibbeh, a spice-infused clarified butter. Then breast of chicken is added and quickly cooked in the mixture.


1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 medium Spanish onion, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons mitmita (Ethiopian chili powder) or cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 fresh tomato, diced, or 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional, to reduce the spiciness) 1/2 pound chicken breast, cubed Salt to taste


  • In a skillet over low heat, combine the oil, onion, garlic, ginger, chili powder, cumin and cardamom, and cook, stirring, for 30 minutes.
  • If you have a low tolerance for spice, add tomato.
  • Then add the chicken and cook about 10 minutes, until the meat is cooked through.
  • Finally, add salt to taste. 2 servings (as part of an Ethiopian meal).
  • Recipe may be multiplied.