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Chicken Tava from Turkey


BY: LadyKnite
"The traditional Turkish Chicken Tava that you loved so well from the Adana area."

* 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
* 8 boneless chicken thighs, with skin
* 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
* 1/4 cup water
* 8 cloves garlic, halved
* salt and pepper to taste
* 4 medium potatoes, sliced
* 4 tomatoes, sliced
* 1 large onion, sliced
* 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
* 8 pepperoncini peppers (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. Trickle 1 tablespoon olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan. Arrange chicken thighs in the pan. Mix the tomato paste and water, and spread over the chicken. Place garlic clove halves in the pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, and pepperoncini over the chicken. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon olive oil.
3. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Periodically pour a little water into the pan if it starts to get dry.

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