Chtitha Jej, Poulet à l'ail en sauce rouge

Chtitha jej (Chicken in red sauce)

Hello my friends, today I post a classic of Algerian cuisine, Chtitha jaj (chicken Chtitha), and I can tell you that it is a treat.

What I like most about this dish is the smell of red pepper and garlic when they cook, I have water in my mouth.

Chtitha Jej, Poulet à l'ail en sauce rouge

Chtitha Jej, Poulet à l’ail en sauce rouge


  • Chicken pieces (preferably whites or thighs)
  • 1 Tsp Smen, 1CS oil
  • A handful of chickpeas
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp of Red pepper or paprika
  • 1 dry pepper (optional)


  • Brown chicken in oil and smen
  • With a mortar loot garlic and spices
  • Dilute with 2 Tbsp of water
  • Add to chicken and cover lightly with water
  • Add chickpeas
  • Cook on low heat until chicken is cooked
  • To accompany fries or rice
  • Bsahetkom

Categories: Algerian Traditionnal cooking, Chiken, Recipes

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