Poultry

Summery chicken and pea stew - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Summery chicken and pea stew

Quick and summery midweek dinner with Middle Eastern flavours. In summer, I prefer my food light and simple. With a bounty of vegetables at the peak of their season, much…

Roast sumac chicken - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Roast sumac chicken

A quick weekday roast chicken dish with tangy notes. Sumac is one of my favourite spices. Its tangy depth of flavour is unique, somewhere between lemon and a slightly sour berry…

Chicken shawarma with tahini yoghurt - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Chicken shawarma with tahini yoghurt

Sometimes life events take on unexpected importance. A few years ago, I booked a last-minute flight to visit a friend in Tel Aviv. Expecting nothing more than a nice week…

Harissa chicken wings – recipe – A kitchen in Istanbul

Harissa chicken wings

It must have been in 2001. I was in Tunisia with my family and the waiter had placed a basket of bread and a red dip on the table. My…

Za'atar lemon chicken - recipe - A kitchen in Istanbul

Lemon & za’atar chicken

Za’atar. It only takes a single encounter to understand why this spice mix is so beloved in the Middle East and beyond. Aromatic and intriguing, but without being too dominating, its use is as…