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Doro Wot

Doro Wat -Ethiopian Chicken Stew -slowly simmered in a blend of robust spices. Easy thick, comforting, delicious, and so easy to make!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword chicken, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 471kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 Tablespoons Spiced butter Sub with Cooking oil or more
  • 2-3 medium onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Berbere Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3- 3½- pound whole chicken cut in pieces or chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil optional
  • 4-6 Large soft boiled egg shelled removed
  • 1-2 Lemons Freshly Squeezed (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with, salt, pepper and set aside
  • In a large pot, over medium heat, heat until hot, and then add spiced butter and onions, sauté onions, stirring frequently, until they are deep brown about 7 -10 minutes.
  • After the onions are caramelized or reached a deep brown color, add some more oil, followed by berbere spice, garlic, and ginger.
  • Stir for about 2-3 minutes, for the flavors to blossom and the mixture has a deep rich brown color. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Then add about 2-3 cups water .Add chicken, tomato paste,  paprika, basil,  salt and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Throw in the eggs and lemon juice; thoroughly mix to ensure that the eggs are immersed in the sauce.
  • Continue cooking until chicken is tender about 10 minutes or more
  • Adjust sauce thickness and seasoning with water or broth, lemon,salt according to preference.
  • Serve warm


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 349mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4.5mg