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Tavuk Gogsu (Caramelized Turkish Creamy Chicken Breast Pudding)

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“I love tavuk gogsu and never fail to order it when I go to my favourite Anatolian Restaurant. Anyway, the pudding is 'singed' (caramelized) on one side and is totally delicious - and yes, that chicken breast in the list of ingredients. Interesting, yes?”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the chicken in a saucepan filled with water and allow it to come to the boil. Reduce the temperature and let it simmer until the chicken is fully cooked, approximately 20 minutes. Remove the chicken from the saucepan, cool, pat dry and shred into very, very fine shreds. Mix the rice flour or corn starch with some milk. Add the cream, sugar and the rest of the milk to a pot and boil.
  2. Once the mixture reaches boiling, add a few spoonfuls of it to the rice flour slurry, to temper it, and then slowly empty the slurry into the pot and add the extract. Whisk the mixture constantly. As soon as it starts to thicken, add the shredded chicken and continue stirring until it is thick and set.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and pour the pudding inches Cook, over medium-low heat, without stirring for 8-10 minutes, until it is caramelized (singed) underneath.
  4. Allow the pudding to cool in the skillet and serve from there. To serve - cut into pieces and 'flip' a piece onto a plate - the singed part should be on top.
  5. Delicious served with either Whipped Cream or Ice Cream. (plain is good, too).

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