This is my maman's way of making chicken frittata. It requires a few ingredients and can be on the table in less than one hour! Another Persian delight!
It's the day after Christmas! How are you? Have you opened all your gifts? Was Santa nice to you this year?
My first Christmas ever was just awesome. It was perfect, amazing and full of gifts. I got seven things that had unicorns! Including a couple of unicorns that will be featured in my photos soon, a unicorn finger doll which is the funniest thing man has ever made and a stuffed unicorn that just made my day! I also got a candy thermometer which means we are going to make caramel!
On Christmas Eve we had some guests and my mother-in-love made this amazing potato dish that I love as a side dish. You see, every mom has some go-to, super delicious dishes that you just wonder how it comes together in no time and tastes so good!
My maman has this tasty chicken Frittata (Kookooye morgh) that comes together in less than 40 minutes, is very easy to make and everyone likes it a lot! This is something my mom used to make when she was busy or didn't have much time to spend in the kitchen, like these stuffed potato patties or these Persian meat patties, and also for the times we wanted to be more on the healthy, light side of eating.
"Chicken frittata is delicious and healthy!"
Sometimes my maman makes chicken frittata with leftover chicken. In that case the cooking time is even less than what is mentioned in this recipe. So, basically, if you have some leftover cooked potatoes or even mashed potatoes and some chicken, all you need to do is to add some eggs and breadcrumbs to it and voila! your chicken frittata is ready in 20 minutes!
You can add some bell peppers if you want more flavor in it. I usually prefer to make it the way my maman does it: simple and fast! You can serve it with salad and a piece of bread or just have it as a side dish, both are great options!
This is how my maman makes chicken frittata and I hope you like it! What is your mom's go-to meal?
Maman's Chicken Frittata -Kookooye Morgh
- 2 tablespoon olive oil separated
- ½ chicken breast cut into small pieces
- 1 big potato cut into small pieces
- 1 onion cut into small pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¾ cup water
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoon breadcrumbs
- Heat a tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Saute onion until translucent.
- Add chicken, potatoes and spices. Saute for 5 minutes until chicken is light.
- Add water and cover the pan. Let the chicken and potatoes cook for 20 minutes until fully cooked.
- Transfer everything into a bowl and mash using a potato masher. (Or just mix everything using a food processor)
- Add eggs and breadcrumbs. Mix until fully combined.
- Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a medium size pan over medium-high heat.
- Pour the frittata batter into the pan, spread it using a spatula.
- Cover and let it cook for almost 10 minutes.
- Flip the frittata (You can cut it into wedges and then flip) and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm.
What a great fast meal! Never tried turmeric in eggs - I'll have to .
Hi Anne! I'm sure you will love the flavor of turmeric! It makes everything better!
We are going to make this for dinner this week. Thanks, Cousin-and Happy New Year!
Heather so happy to see your comment here! Please let me know if you guys like it! Love you all and happy new year! <3
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
This chicken frittata looks absolutely delicious! I want to make it for dinner now!
I hope you like it Marsha! <3
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
This looks really good! Perfect for a New Year's Day brunch!
What a neat idea Rachel! Maybe I should do that! 😀
This chicken frittata looks like one of my favorite foods! So yummy and delicious! Love that your using turmeric! such a flavorful healthy spice to add!
True Diane! Turmeric is one of the many spices that can be found in any Persian Kitchen!
I love that you served a small bit of green salad alongside the frittata, what a good idea to make a meal.
Thanks Noel! Most of our food in Iran is served with a side salad 🙂
Tania @ COOKTORIA
My mom's go-to meal is pasta with peas and ham. It's always nice to cook mom's classics. 🙂
I love this chicken frittata, it looks really yummy! Pinned and Yummed!
That sounds delicious Tania! Glad you like it!
This looks delicious Shadi and the pictures are so gorgeous! Moms always make the best food don't they? 🙂
Thanks Wajeeha! They do make the best food all the time!