Tepsi (التبسي) is the quintessential Iraqi homey meal. It is the Iraqi counterpart to the western casserole where various components get put in an oven-proof dish and baked with minimal hands-on work. This is a saucy chicken dish loaded with flavorsome vegetables.I got the recipe from this amazing Iraqi woman through her Youtube channel.
Her work is well worth a visit and I have already bookmarked several recipes to try.
1 whole chicken (1.5kg)
1/2 cup apple vinegar
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 large potato
1 large onion
Preheat oven to 400F.
Cut the chicken into eight pieces and put in a large oven-proof dish; set aside.
Thickly slice the tomatoes, potato, and onion into rounds.
Mix together the vinegar, curry, coriander, salt, pepper, tomato paste, and ketchup.
Smear half the mixture over the chicken pieces. Arrange the cut vegetables around the chicken.
Dilute the remaining paste in a cup of water.
Pour the diluted sauce around the chicken and bake uncovered for 90 minutes.