Green Wheat Pilaf with Breast of Chicken

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Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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In this Turkish version of the famous Egyptian dish (tagin hamam bi-l-fr ik, which is made with pigeon), slices of broiled yogurt-marinated chicken are served over a mixture of green wheat cooked with bulgur, ground lamb, and spices in an unglazed earthenware pot.

Green wheat, called freekah in the Middle East, is harvested in early spring. After the stores of winter wheat have been exhausted and before the newly planted wheat is ready for harvest, farmers gather piles