Friday, October 4, 2013

Mummies and Egyptian Chicken

Blondie made the song "Walk Like an Egyptian" a hit in the 1980s. I did not become interested in Egypt and Mummies until the movie "The Mummy" came out, with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The Book of the Dead was very intriguing, and in fact still is. Though all that action, adventure, fun and intrigue the only thing we didn't see them do is eat. This is the perfect meal to eat while watching the Mummy Trilogy.
The Mummy (1999 film)
The Mummy (1999 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Settle down to the movie with some Egyptian chicken fresh from the oven with some Tahini sauce and a side of potatoes and onions. 
Egyptian Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Onions
This recipe is based off a recipe at foodofegypt.com
Cut up into small pieces the same size
3  medium Idaho potatoes potatoes
1 white onion
Place in a 15 x 10 x 2 inch pan.
Preheat oven to 425 F
Season with salt, pepper, dried basil, fresh parsley, dried rosemary and hot pepper flakes.
Place 5 chicken breasts upon the mixture and the season with the same mixture.
Add 1 1/4 cups water to mixture at side as not to disturb the spices.
Place chicken in oven and cook for 45 minutes frequently or until done. 
Here is the chicken right out of the oven.

Now for the Tahini Sauce or Yogurt Cucumber Dip.
You need 2 cups Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, grated
1 cucumber, peeled and grated
Mix all together.






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