Recipe By itsgretchen
Published Feb 12th
Make-Believe Middle Eastern Chicken
Prep 5m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 2 servings Calories 526.4

A sumptuous dish with a Middle Eastern flair. The spicy aroma fills you with passionate thoughts. Serve over white rice or couscous. This chicken is also a perfect complement to falafel. The spices can be adjusted; I use much more cumin than I specified in the recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and cook chicken for 5 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. 2 Turn heat to low. Add sour cream, half and half, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, and ground white pepper to skillet; simmer for about 5 minutes or until sauce is smooth. Do not allow mixture to boil.
  3. 3 Stir stewed tomatoes into the mixture and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes; serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 526.4
  • Carbohydrate 20.6 g
  • Cholesterol 116.1 mg
  • Fat 35.6 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 33.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.3 g
  • Sodium 586.4 mg
  • Sugar 7.6 g


  1. This was the perfect recipe to use up some dairy we had in the fridge. It came together quickly and the flavors were a nice change for us as our standard flavors are Italian or Mexican. Thanks for sharing.
  2. The great thing about this recipe is that it gives you the taste of world cuisine with household ingredients and very easy preparation. My husband and I both enjoyed this meal and we will make it again. The only changes I made were using milk instead of half and half black pepper instead of white - Read more ...
  3. I wish I could make believe I had eaten this. I made this last night and my five year old took one bite and said it was disgusting. He ended up eating a bowl of cereal for dinner. My very easy to please husband took his first bite and said it tastes like chicken and - Read more ...
  4. This is a very easy recipe and delicious!! Its has just the right amount of spices so even my grandaughter will eat it up!!!
  5. Make sure your children like spicy dishes because this one I thought was a bit on the spicy side.
  6. Very good with basmati rice. Vegetarian version is use mock chicken recipe using frozen tofu. Can't say how kids like this since all the pups have left the wolf den many moons ago. This was a howling success with my mate. I also used a little more cumin than recipe called for.