Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 November 2011
Issue No. 1072
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Sufra Dayma:

Cheesy Chicken and Vegetables

By Moushira Abdel-Malek

Serves 4


1 kg chicken breast fillets (halved then cut into 2-inch wide length-way strips) (approx. 2-3 strips each fillet)

1 can condensed cream of chicken soup

1 onion (finely chopped)

1 cup broccoli florets (trimmed into tiny pieces)

½ cup grated Edam (or) Gouda cheese

Salt + pepper + 2 bayleaves

1 tbsp corn oil


Heat oil in a deep, wide frying pan. Add chicken. Brown on both sides. Add bayleaves and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add half a cup of boiling water. Cover and allow to cook for ten minutes, over medium heat. Add onion, broccoli and mixed vegetables. Stir in soup, another half a cup of boiling water and season to taste. Cook for a further fifteen minutes only. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve with rice and a green salad.

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