In the freezer stores of my refrigerator, I will always find chicken fillet, because I know that from such a product you can always quickly and tasty prepare a hearty meal. Chicken fillet goes well with many ingredients, including vegetables, mushrooms, marinades and sauces. For a family snack, I often cook chicken azu with pickles using just the same filet. This dish attracts me with its simplicity of preparation and spicy taste.
By the way, the taste of chicken azu according to the recipe proposed by me is largely determined by cucumbers. I do not always take a salty product. I give preference to pickled cucumbers, both store-bought and homemade. I would even call cucumbers a kind of "highlight" of the proposed chicken dish.
In addition to the cucumber, the chicken fillet in the azu is supplemented with carrots and onions, ground spices, and tomato sauce. For the sauce, I simply mix the tomato paste with boiled water. I am preparing the basics of chicken with cucumbers in a pan, you can use a cauldron or a saucepan. So, let's tell you how to cook chicken azu tasty and so that it looks savory and appetizing.
Surely, many hostesses know that azu belongs to the dishes of the Tatar national cuisine and is a meat dish. The classic recipe for cooking azu has undergone gastronomic transformations and additions over time. So, initially, azu was prepared either from lamb or horse meat. Today you can meet the basics in Tatar with chicken, and with other types of meat.
There is an opinion that the word azu itself appeared from the Tatar word "azdyk", which translates as "food". Along with this statement, there is another variant of the emergence of azu. Some culinary experts claim that the word "azu" in general has Persian roots and means "pieces of meat" in translation. I am more impressed with the second option, because indeed, azu are pieces of meat stewed with vegetables.
The process of preparing azu with chicken has come to an end, the recipe with a photo of which I have proposed for you. Speaking about the benefits of this dish, you should focus on the main ingredient - chicken fillet. It has long been known that chicken meat has a number of useful qualities, because it is dietary. Perhaps you are confused by the presence of vegetable oil in the dish and frying vegetables on it. By the way, you can transfer the cooking process to the oven, but then the dish will lose its direct culinary purpose - you just get a fillet with vegetables in the oven.
Chicken fillet in azu is supplemented with vegetables: carrots and onions. These root crops also need to be included in your daily diet. In general, the dish turned out to be useful, it is easy for them to satisfy hunger.
Agree, how simply and quickly the recipe for basic chicken with cucumbers, vegetables in a pan is implemented. I usually serve the dish to the table with some side dish. With a bang, the basics of chicken go with mashed potatoes or boiled pasta. You can, by the way, immediately make the basics of chicken and potatoes in one wide frying pan (cauldron, stewpan). It turns out very satisfying and, of course, delicious!
When cooking azu from chicken fillet, you can experiment with spices. In this recipe, I took only ground black pepper, but sometimes I use red pepper, and paprika, and ground dried garlic. I think that a seasoning of dried Provencal herbs would be appropriate in the dish (I must try). But I almost always use fresh herbs: I grind it and sprinkle it on the already prepared food. Bon Appetit everyone!