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- 1 -2 1⁄2 lb chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup niter kebbeh
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground fenugreek
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup berbere
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄4 cup dry red wine
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- freshly ground black pepper
- Rinse and dry the chicken pieces.
- Rub them with lemon juice and salt.
- Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- In a heavy enamel stewpot, cook the onions over moderate heat for about 5 minutes.
- Do not let brown or burn.
- Stir in the niter kebbeh.
- Then add the garlic and spices.
- Stir well.
- Add the berbere and paprika, and saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour in the wine and water and bring to a boil.
- Cook briskly, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
- Pat the chicken dry and drop it into the simmering sauce, turning the pieces about until coated on all sides.
- Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, piece the hard-boiled eggs with the tines of a fork, piercing approximately 1/4" into the egg all over the surface.
- After the chicken has cooked, add the eggs and turn them gently in the sauce.
- Cover and cook the doro wat for 15 more minutes.
- Add pepper to taste.