"The traditional Turkish Chicken Tava that you loved
so well from the Adana area."
* 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
* 8 boneless chicken thighs, with
* 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
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.