Cookbook:Doro Fitfit (Ethiopian Chicken Salad)

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Doro Fitfit (Ethiopian Chicken Salad)
CategoryEthiopian recipes

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Doro fitfit is a delicious and vibrant dish made with shredded injera, spiced chicken, and a flavorful dressing. This salad is a popular part of Ethiopian cuisine and is enjoyed as a refreshing appetizer or light meal.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded injera, cooked chicken, finely chopped onion, diced tomatoes, and finely chopped green chili peppers.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  4. Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are well coated with the dressing.
  5. Let sit for about 10–15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with salt and additional spices, if desired.
  7. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley before serving.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • If you don't have access to injera, you can try substituting it with a similar sourdough flatbread or even pita bread.
  • Adjust the spiciness of the salad by adding more or less cayenne pepper according to your taste preferences.
  • To save time, you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken for this recipe.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, you can remove the seeds from the green chili peppers before chopping them.
  • Add additional vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, or avocados to the salad for added freshness and texture.
  • For a vegan version, omit the chicken and increase the amount of vegetables.
  • Doro fitfit can be served as an appetizer or a light meal. It is traditionally enjoyed with injera, but you can also serve it with crusty bread or pita.
  • Serve the salad as part of a larger Ethiopian spread, accompanied by other traditional dishes like doro wat (Ethiopian spicy chicken stew) or misir wat (Ethiopian spiced lentil stew).
  • Doro fitfit is a protein-packed salad thanks to the chicken. The salad is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber from the vegetables.