Pilaf with Chicken Recipe
In 1000 B.C., chicken was considered sacred by people and it was forbidden to eat it. It was only slaughtered as an offering during religious ceremonies. Later, with the acceptance of all religions, it began to be consumed as food. I actually wondered how this process happened. Did the religious leaders wake up one morning and say "chicken is not sacred anymore, get over it" or something like that :) Or did they accidentally eat chicken meat and it was so delicious that they were willing to compromise on some of their religious duties? Somehow it happened, but I'm glad it happened. Because I cannot imagine a world without chicken.
When I eat out, I always eat chicken. Because it is the dish with the lowest risk in terms of taste. Even just boiled chicken is delicious. It is not possible to experience problems such as hardness and rubberyness caused by improper cooking, like red meat. I've only eaten bad chicken outside once in my life. It was burnt and turned to stone. While serving, the waiters said, 'Sorry, our cook is off today so we had to cook :) Would you laugh or cry?
This is one of the most common mistakes restaurants make. There is no word like "no" in their dictionary. For example, I once wanted waffles. They chopped up a green apple and a squeezed orange, poured mixed sauces on them, and served me ridiculous things called waffles. Brother, if you don't have enough ingredients, tell me "I'm sorry, we can't make waffles right now" and I'll choose something from the menu, right? Or in the case of chicken, tell me we don't have a cook right now, we are trying to manage, we can only make this and that. But unfortunately, the number of restaurants and cafes that take customer satisfaction as a principle is very limited. I guess there is no such culture. There is also a general attitude that if you do not pay a high amount, you do not have the right to claim a product or service. There is a high probability that you will hear the phrase "Are you counting your two cents?" However, what I want right there is not money, but the ability to eat well. That's why I try to eat out as little as possible. When I eat, I usually eat grilled chicken.
In conclusion, chicken is a food that I enjoy eating. I like all kinds. This is also a dish that I enjoy making and eating. It is a delicious meal with just a side of soup and creates a beautiful menu.
- 1 small whole chicken,
- 1 onion,
- 2 cups rice,
- 2 tbsps butter,
- 3 cups chicken broth,
- 2 cups of boiled chickpeas,
- Place the whole chicken in a large pan with enough water to submerge it, salt and an onion cut in half,
- Boil until the chicken is fully cooked,
- Remove the cooked chicken from water and pass the cooking water (chicken broth) through a fine sift,
- Rinse and drain the rice,
- Melt the butter in a separate saucepan and add the rice,
- Cook over low heat for 2-3 mins,
- Add 3 cups of the chicken broth along with chickpeas and salt and stir,
- Let it come to a boil and cook over low heat (lid on) until all the water is absorbed,
- Remove from heat and let it rest for 15 minutes with the lid on,
- Serve with shredded chicken on top.