Ethiopian spicy doro wat soup

Ethiopian spicy doro wat soup

The Ethiopian doro wat might be one of the most popular African dishes in the world. A spicy onion-based chicken soup with hard-boiled eggs that you can either prepare in your Instant Pot or slow cooker. When the onions are caramelized for hours... you know you're in for a special treat!

Ethiopian spicy doro wat soup

The Ethiopian doro wat might be one of the most popular African dishes in the world. A spicy onion-based chicken soup with hard-boiled eggs that you can either prepare in your Instant Pot or slow cooker. When the onions are caramelized for hours... you know you're in for a special treat!
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup 60 ml coconut oil or lard
  • 1 1 medium yellow onion, finely choppedmedium yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp berbere seasoning
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ¾-inch chunksboneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • 4 cups 1 liter chicken broth
  • 8 8 hard-boiled egghard-boiled eggs

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the oil in a 6-quart Instant Pot and press Sauté. Once melted, add the onion, garlic, berbere seasoning, and salt and cook for 10 minutes or until the onion starts to caramelize. Press Cancel to stop the Sauté.
  2. Add the chicken and broth to the Instant Pot. Seal the lid, press Pressure Cook or Manual, and set the timer for 20 minutes. Once finished, turn the valve to venting for a quick release.
  3. Slice each hard-boiled egg in half. Serve the chicken and onion mixture in bowls with two egg halves in each bowl.

Slow cooker method

Place the onion, garlic, oil, berbere seasoning, and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for at least 4 hours or until the onion has caramelized; you can also let it cook overnight. Add the chicken and broth to the slow cooker and cook on low for another 8 hours, or until the chicken is very tender. Proceed to step 3.

Tip!

Instead of chicken breast, you can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Count with 8 pieces for 8 servings.

This dish is spicy, so if you want to minimize the spiciness, reduce the berbere to 1 tablespoon.

Store and reheat

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

To reheat, place in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

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4 comments

  1. Zebada
    Bonjour. Svp je suis en France. Je vous en supplie comment faire pour avoir votre aide je m'intéresse beaucoup à l'alimentation cetogene. J arrive pas a dosé mes cota de mangé. Svp. Mon adresse mail a.zebada@free.fr. Je ne parle pas l'anglais. Merci d avance
  2. シャーナ ミツチ
    Slow cooker people! If you are making less than the full 8 servings of more, DO NOT leave these onions on low overnight. You will wake up to a burnt crust of onions coating the bottom of your crockpot. Maybe the 8 servings worth of onions is enough (but there's only 1 onion in that even, so I don't know). Now I'm stuck rushing the recipe at 2 hours on high, babysitting the pot every hour just so we can have dinner on time. :( I hope the taste is worth it.
  3. Janice
    Question about the carb count. The carbs are listed at 2 grams but in a yellow circle. It’s classified as “moderate low-carb.” An error? It doesn’t get much lower than 2 grams.
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Question about the carb count. The carbs are listed at 2 grams but in a yellow circle. It’s classified as “moderate low-carb.” An error? It doesn’t get much lower than 2 grams.

    In order to be labeled ketogenic, a recipe has to not only be very low carb, but also have 70-75% fat and 20-25% protein. This has a higher percentage of protein than that range, so it's not ketogenic. It could easily be incorporated in a ketogenic meal plan if you added fats to the dish or side.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

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