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  Homemade Purple Basil Sherbet Turkish Purple Basil Sherbet (Reyhan Şerbeti) Recipe Turkish cuisine and especially Ottoman cuisine hosts many kinds of beverages and liquid desserts. They are mostly called as "Sherbet", pronounced: "Shur - bit". Sherbet (drinks) have a very important role in Ottoman Cuisine and Anatolian (Turkish) Cuisine. They can be made with fruits, herbs, honey, rose and spices. They are mostly consumed on hot days of summer and they are very healthy drinks.  In this post we are going to share Purple Basil Sherbet (Drink) with you. Maybe, purple basil may seem like a strange idea for a cold beverage but it is surprisingly addictive and its ever changing purple tones are rather eye catching. We have consumed purple basil sherbet since we were children. This recipe is very unique, healtthy and organic mixture. And it comes from our grand-grand moms. Actually, all sherbets (drinks) in the Ottoman Cuisine are unique, healthy and organic beverages. W

Chicken (Topkapi) Stuffed Dish

 

Chicken recipes
Chicken Stuffed Dish

Turkish Style Chicken Topkapı (Piliç Topkapı) Recipe 

Ottoman Cuisine is one of the few culinary cultures around the world that show a wide range of flavors and diversity. Actually, our Anatolian (Turkish) Cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman Cuisine, which covers Central Asian, Balkans and Middle Eastern Cuisines. Also, Anatolian (Turkish) Cuisine influenced western European Cuisines. It is over 1000 years old cuisine. Turkish well known dishes such as börek / borek (pastry), baklava (sweet pastry), dolma (stuffed vegetable), kebab and their back grounds are very popular in the Mediterranean region and all around the world. 

In this post, we are going to share our very unique dish with you. Its name is "Turkish Style Chicken Topkapı / Chicken Stuffed Dish". Chicken Topkapı is one of the delicious dishes of Ottoman Cuisine. It is a typical Anatolian (Turkish) delicacy which is basically, chicken stuffed with rice and is served best for your meal. This dish comes from kitchen of the Topkapı Palace (Ottoman Empire). It is very important for the Ottoman Empire and Anatolian Cuisine. We can say that kitchen of the Topkapı Palace is important for the whole Mediterranean region. Many famous chefs in Turkey look Kitchen of the Topkapı Palace as a good culinary school. 

The Topkapı Palace became the center of Ottoman Empire and all culinary activity for 400 years. It was the largest kitchen in the Ottoman empire and Mediterranean region. Food was prepared for about 4000 people and the kitchen staff consisted of more than 800 people. 

Turkish style chicken topkapı (piliç topkapı) dish is originated from the Ottoman Cuisine, and particularly from the Palace kitchen. Now a days, it is the first dish among the wedding ceremonies and friend parties dishes. Also, we cook this dish alot as Sunday dinners.

Chicken breast recipes
Turkish Chicken -Topkapi- Stuffed Dish


How to Make Turkish Style Chicken Topkapı (Piliç Topkapı) Recipe 


Today we offer you both delicious and practical chicken Topkapı / Chicken Stuffed recipe. You can find a great variety of mouth watering dishes in our cuisine, but this dish is really very different and unique. We are sure that when you try this chicken, rice, vegetables and spices combination dish. You like it and make it alot during the summer.

This recipe is not complicated and it is really easy. Just follow our recipe step by step below. In this recipe, we used chicken legs and our chicken legs were prepared by the our butcher (he removed the bones and flattened the chicken meats for us). If you want, you can use chicken breasts instead of the chicken legs. Then gathered the rest of ingredients and follow our recipe. That is it!

On the other hand, many friends who live close to us ask that "we cant eat this nonvegan dish and what do vegetarian people eat?" Generally, our potatoes salad, Turkish style Lakror-Albenian Byrek (Leek Pie), Turkish Spicy Ezme Salad (Acılı Ezme Salatası), Turkish Plain Pancake (Gözleme),  Turkish Red Rentil and Cracked Wheat (Bulgur) Balls, Turkish Tabbouleh Salad (Kısır), Turkish Navy Bean Salad (Piyaz) are served with this dish for the vegetarian friends. All these recipes' url below.

Healthy foods
Ingredients: 6 chicken legs (chicken breast), chicken 
bones are used for the chicken broth 


Mediterranean diet
Remove the bones and flatten the chicken legs with
the mallet


How to make chicken stuffed
Ingredients: For marinated the chicken legs; olive oil


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Ingredients: For marinated chicken legs; 1/2 lemon juice


Mediterranean diet
Ingredients: For marinated chicken legs; salt, ground 
black pepper and red pepper flakes


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For marinated chicken legs: Put chicken legs,
and olive oil in a bowl


Mediterranean diet
For marinated chicken legs: add 1/2 lemon juice in it


Chicken breast recipes
For marinated chicken legs: add salt, ground black 
pepper and red pepper fkakes them mix all well


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For marinated chicken legs: cover and marinate in the 
Refrigerator for about 30-45 mins. 


Chicken broth
Meanwhile put all bones in a pot with bay leaves
and boil them for about 40-45 mins. Then reserve it


Stuffed chicken
For filling: ingredients; 6 Tablespoons rice


Mediterranean diet
For filling: ingredients; 1 Normal size onion, chopped,


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: ingredients; mahalep cherry, black currents
and pine nuts


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: ingredients; vegetable oil and butter


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: ingredients; salt, ground black pepper, 
Red pepper flakes and allspice


Mediterranean diet
For filling: ingredients; a cup of chicken broth


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: in a saucepan, heat the butter and vegetable oil


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: then add Pine nuts and stir,


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: then add chopped onions and stir


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: cook mixture 2-3 minutes


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For filling: then add rice into mixture and stir


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: then add mahalep cherry and stir,


Mediterranean diet
For filling: then add allspice and stir,

İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: then add red pepper flakes in it and stir,



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For filling: then add ground black pepper in it and stir,


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: then add black currant in it and stir and saute lightly


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Mix all ingredients well 


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For filling: Lastly add a cup of chicken broth and cook 
Mixture unil the water evorates


Mediterranean diet
Now your rice filling is ready 


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Place chicken leg into small bowl for stuffing process


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Then stuff the rice mixture in it


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Then fold in the edges and cover it. Then turn glass bowl 
Down into oven tray.


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Make same process rest of the chicken legs and 
Place them into oven tray


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For topping: Meanwhile put a spoon of tomato paste 
into plate and then pour a cup of chicken broth and mix them


Chicken breast recipes
Then pour tomato paste and chicken broth mixture
 over the chicken legs


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Then take yogurt for brushing over the chicken legs


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Then cook it at 250°C (482°F) for about 10 minutes 
Or until tender, 


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
For serving: Peel 3 Normal size potatoes and chopped them


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Then wash them and dried


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Then fry them into saucepan 


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Cook them until they are golden brown 


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Fried potatoes goes well with chicken stuffed 



Chicken stuffed recipe
Chicken stuffed


İngilizce piliç topkapı tarifi
Serve chicken stuffed hot


Recipe for Turkish Style Chicken Topkapı (Piliç Topkapı)


Here it is our chicken (Topkapi) stuffed dish recipe;

Very good family favourite;

Serve: 6-8 servings, Preparation Time: 60 minutes, Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes, Cuisine: Mediterranean & Anatolian Cuisines,

Ingredients:

For Marinate:
  • 6 Normal size boneless chicken legs, (or chicken breasts, it depends on you), 
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil,
  • 1/2 Lemon juice,
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper, 
  • 1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes,
  • 1 Teaspoon salt,
  • P.S: we boiled chicken leg's bones and reserved its juice and used it instead of the hot water, 
For Filling:
  • 6 Tablespoons rice, (Per 1 Tablespoon rice for each chicken leg),
  • 1 Medium size onion, choped, 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mahalep cherry, 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Allspice,
  • 1 Teaspoon Black ground pepper,
  • 1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes, 
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt,
  • 1 Tablespoon Pine nuts, (nearly 40 gr),
  • 1 Tablespoon Blackcurrants, (nearly 40 gr),
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil,
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, 
  • 1 Cup hot water or chicken broth, (in this recipe, we used chicken broth),
For Topping:
  • 2-3 Tablespoons yogurt,
  • 1 Teaspoon tomato paste,
  • 2 or 3 Tablespoon chicken broth (or hot water),
For Serving:
  • 3 Medium size potatoes, (Chop the potatoes as thin as possible),
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil, (For frying),
Preparation:
  1. First of all, put your all ingredients on your work surface. Remove bones from the chicken legs and flattened them with a mallet or ask your buthcher to make it for you (If you are using chicken breast, flatten it with a mallet before stuffing and rolling it and stick a toothpick into it). Then clean and wash the chicken legs well. 
  2. For marinated chicken legs: mix all the marinate ingredients (olive oil, lemon juice, ground black pepper and red pepper flakes) together in a bowl. Then, add the chicken legs to the bowl and mix all well, then cover and marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 - 45 minutes. Then, take your marinated chicken legs out of the refrigerator and let them get up to room temperature. Meanwhile, take all chicken bones and put a pot with couple of bay leaves and boil them for about 40-45 minutes. Then, reserve chicken broth, because you can use it during the cooking process. (It is optional, if you want, you can use hot water instead of it). 
  3. Then, wash and soak the rice (15-20 minutes). In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the butter and vegetable oil. Add the pine nuts, choped onion and blackcurrant, and saute lightly. Add rice to the pan and stir well. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, add allspice, mahalep cherry, ground black pepper, red pepper flakes and salt, and stir. Add chicken broth (or boiling water) to the rice mixture, mix well and cook until the water evaporates. 
  4. Now your rice filling is ready and stuff the rice mixture in the chicken. If you are using chicken leg, close it with a toothpick. Or place flattened chicken leg -skin side down- into small glass bowl, then stuff the rice mixture in it and fold in the edges to cover it. Then turn glass bowl down into oven tray. Make same process rest of the chicken legs and put them in a oven tray. 
  5. Then add tomato paste and chicken broth (or hot water) into a plate and mix well. Then, pour the mixture top of the chicken legs. Then take yogurt for brushing over the top of the chicken legs. And brush it up tops. 
  6. Then cook at 250°C (nearly 482°F) for about 10 minutes, until tender. 
  7. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and wash and drain. Then, chop your potatoes to thickness of matchstick or thicker than it. Put a small amount of vegetable oil in a large pan and heat. Then, put the potato into heated oil and cook them until golden brown on both sides. 
  8. Serve hot! We generally Serve chicken stuffed dish with potatoes chips.    
Enjoy! 

Please let us know how this "Turkish Chicken Topkapı (Piliç Topkapı) Recipe" turns out for you in the comments. We are always so eager to hear from you.




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    1. Thank you so much for your comment dear friebd! I wholy agree with you. Happy day

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  3. This looks so tasty and flavourful. Thumbs up for you making everything from the scratch.

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  4. Gracias por la receta se ve muy rica. Te mando un beso

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  5. Looks so yummy. I would love to taste it. Thank you for sharing...

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  6. Looks very tasty!
    I am hungry! Yum!

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  7. It was so nice to find your blog through Angie. I love this style of food and you have presented it so well. I feel very humble next to you about my last blogger post which was all Turkish food, but we really enjoyed it. We have been to Istanbul so I can relate to your posts. Look forward to seeing more of your very authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Take care, Pauline

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  8. From here i imagine the delicacy of Topkapi chicken with its contents when served hot ..., how delicious it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Oh!!!Thanks for the receipe. It looks amazing!!

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  10. Looking so delicious recipe thanks for sharing

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  12. Would love to visit Topkapi someday and Istanbul! Wishing you a happy MayDay if your country celebrates it! It is both MayDay and Orthodox Easter here this weekend, five non working days!

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    1. Happy May-day Dear friend! Yes Wè celebrate 1st day of May. But now Turkey is in lock down because of the outbreak. Istanbul is such a beautiful historical city. You should visit it.

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  13. Happy May Day! For me, that is a complicated dish, but it does look delicious!

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    1. I see! I also share our popular vegan foods links in this post. Happy May-Day Dear friend! Thanks for your comment.

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  14. your chicken + rice look so tasty.......yummy

    have a wonderful day

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  15. That looks so good, nice and delicious.
    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Uwielbiam turecką kuchnię!

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  21. Achei ótima a receita, só tem alguns ingredientes que não conheço. Gosto muito de frango e esta é uma maneira de preparar que não conhecia e deve ficar com excelente sabor! 😘✔👍

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  22. Just reading this makes me so hungry!! This sounds so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This is a wonderful recipe, good for meals!

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  25. Great, special recipe and excellently commented and detailed. Exquisite!
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    1. You are so kind dear friend! Thank you so much. Happy Newweek. ❤

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  26. I like that you give some history with your recipes. It really sets the scene. As for the food, the rice-stuffed chicken looks tasty. And the fries? I want one (okay, a bunch) right now!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment dear friend! Yes our cuisine has many historical and traditional dishes. It is over 1000 years old. Have a wonderful newweek

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  27. Grazie per questa appetitosa ricetta, da rifare!!!

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  28. Hello,
    Another great recipe, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Take care, have a great new week!

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  29. Looks so yummy. I would love to taste it ))

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Dear friend! Come to Turkey. We cook it for you. Have a great week.

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  30. Looks delicious! I'm sure it's ... yummy! As I read I could smell the prepared ingredients! 😊
    I like how you placed the recipe in the historical context.
    Have a great week!

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  32. we tried the way you fry potatoes.... and the result is delicious... yummy

    thank you for sharing

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  34. This looks so delicious! We make a similar dish with the pine nuts, broth, and tomato paste. The difference is, instead of chicken we used cabbage.

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    1. Dear friend your recipe looks vegetarian. I got your recipe. Thanks.

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  36. This looks absolutely delicious.

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  38. No conocia esta receta y me ha encantado, se ve deliciosa,
    bss

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  39. Boa tarde, parece ser muito delicioso, parabéns pelos detalhes.

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  41. This looks absolutely incredible! What a fabulous tutorial as well. You have written the recipe so that it appears very doable. I’ll bet it’s delicious, too.

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    1. Dear friend! Thank you so much for your coment. This dish is very traditional and historical dish. It is really good option for the special day-meal. Have a wonderful day.

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  42. Un pollo relleno que se ve delicioso y dan ganas de probarlo. Tu explicación es excelente!
    Conozco Turquía y me pareció un país muy interesante por su historia, por todo lo que por allí pude ver. Recomiendo que lo visiten.
    Besos desde Argentina
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  43. From here I imagined the delicacy of topkapi chicken with its filling when served hot ... how delicious.

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  44. It's a very nice recipe! I've tried and it was so tasty! Thank you very much!

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  45. Chicken recipes are always delicious but this one sounds even one. Great!

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  46. so then i can use any type of rice for this recipe?

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  48. Wow fabulous ji marinated chicken (olive oil buttery red pepper flakes lemony) stuffed fried potatoes awesome ji now my favourite too wanna to taste now Turkish Style Chicken Topkapı (Piliç Topkapı)

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  50. una receta de lo mas interesante, que rica tiene que estar

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  51. tempting dish, i'll save the recipe.
    thanks for the amazing post.
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