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Chicken cutlet |Toyuq kotleti

Toyuq kotleti - Chicken cutlet
Chicken cutlets are a tasty way to use up chicken and a popular everyday dish across Azerbaijan.

Chickpeas rather than breadcrumbs are used in Azerbaijani cutlets and rissoles.

Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 60 min (including time for the chickpeas)
Serves: 3-4


  • 500 g/1 lb 1 oz minced chicken
  • 250 g/10 oz red onion
  • 125 g/5 oz chickpeas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • salt & pepper


  • Soak the dried chickpeas overnight in cold water. Rinse. Put in a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Remove from the heat when soft, drain and mash.
  • Chop the onion finely. Mix the onion with the minced chicken and egg. Add salt and pepper and chopped coriander and dill. (Add a grated carrot to the mixture, according to taste.)
  • Shape into rissoles and fry in hot oil for 5 to 8 minutes on either side.
  • Serve with mashed potato, sauteed potatoes and other garnishes.

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