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Bites Fel Beit: Balsamic chicken bake with coloured bell peppers

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We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Bites Fil BeitIngredients

– 4 chicken thighs
– 3 coloured bell peppers, chopped in cubes
– 2 tomatoes, cut in quarters
– 1 red onion, cut in quarters
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
– 1 tablespoon paprika
– 1 tablespoon oregano
– Salt & pepper to taste

– Preheat oven to medium heat (180-200 C) while you prepare your tray and chicken.
– Wash chicken well with vinegar and salt, drain, set aside
– Cut peppers, onions, and tomatoes and set aside.
– Place the chicken in tray and vegetables around it – do not cover. Add vinegar, oil & spices and coat chicken well making sure all sides of chicken and vegetables are well seasoned.
– Place tray on the centre rack of the oven for approximately 40-50 mins, or until juices run clear. Make sure to baste the chicken with the sauce in the tray, to get a crispy coat and a nice colour.
– Remove from oven and serve hot with vegetables

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