Matbucha is a cooked dish of roasted tomatoes, peppers, garlic and chili peppers. The name of the dish originates from Arabic and means “cooked salad”. It is beyond delicious and I love making extra to put in my sunny side up eggs, in sandwiches, as the base to my shakshuka, on top of chicken, salmon etc.
Chicken tenders are the little strips that are attached to the underside of each breast (every chicken has two tenders) They taste just like the chicken breast and are often sold separately and are cheaper than chicken breast.
If you don’t feel like cutting all the cherry tomatoes in half, you can keep them whole or use 2 large tomatoes, chopped. I like halving them because their sweet juice mixes into the dish and creates a flavorful sauce. If you have leftover wine or stock you can use it instead of water! I like this dish because you don’t have to pick off each piece of rosemary from the stems, you just toss them in and they fall off in the cooking process and then when the chicken is cooked you can remove the stems!
Make double the amount of onions and add them to any sandwich, salad, chicken, rice etc
They are so flavorful it is worth doubling the recipe and using half for the chummus and half for something else. You can play around with the Chummus to get the consistency that you prefer. Just keep in mind; the more water you add, the more liquidy it will be, the more oil you add, the more smooth it will be but you will lose some of the flavor. If you don’t like cilantro but still want the fresh flavors of a fresh herb, you can use mint or basil! Using limes are ideal but if you can’t get them, lemons are a close second.
This is my version of sweet and sour chicken. You won’t feel heavy or gross after and you will love the light flavors. This reheats remarkably well because you are cooking the chicken until it is just done, not overcooking. If it is quicker for you, you can put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender instead of chopping it all! If you don’t like cilantro or peanuts you can use cashews, almonds and fresh mint or basil or just eat as is!