Shish Barak is a traditional dish made in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. But perhaps this dish from Turkish/Ottoman origins, which is basically made of minced meat or chicken dumplings cooked in a plain yogurt stew with Swiss chard (sliver beet). Chicken Shish Barak is very old dish about more than 100 years.
Preparation of the Chicken Shish Brarak is required for a relatively long time, but this recipe is loaded with protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and phosphorus. Therefore it is suitable on family table and friends.
Health Benefits of Chicken Shish Barak with Swiss chard
Swiss chard is a great vegetable, and loaded over three times of vitamin K. Swiss chard also commonly known as spibach beet, sliver beet or mangold.
Swiss chard can make an especially helpful addition in many dishes. One cup of Swiss chard provides approx:
– 636 of vitamin K
– 60% of vitamin A
– 41% of vitamin C
– 37% magnesium
– 32% of copper
– 22% of iron
– 20% potassium
– 13% fiber
– 12% of vitamin B2
– 10% calcium
– 9% vitamin B-6
Some Health Benefits of Swiss chard
1- High in antioxidant. Swiss chard is an excellent green leafy vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which help to prevent cancer, heart disease, anti-aging, and much more.
2- Maintains bone health. As mentioned above, Swiss chard is a rich source of vitamin K, and calcium, both needed to maintain a strong bones, which help to prevent bones from fractures.
3- Improves digestion. Swiss chard is contain a good source of fiber that help to reduce inflammation within the digestive tract and can regulate bowel movements, which draw toxins out of the body, and thus a health digestion.
Other Benefits of Swiss chard
4- Helps Prevent Diabetes
5- Reduce the risk of eye disorders and protect vision
Amazing Chicken Shish Barak with Swiss chard Recipe
Yield: 4 Persons
Preparation Time: 60 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minuutes
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 3/4 cup lukewarm water
300g minced chicken
8 cups yogurt, stabilize
4 tsp cornstarch
1 onion, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tsp allspice
3 red chilies, chopped fine and deseeded
3 cups Swiss chard, chopped coarsely
Method of Dough
1- Mix all ingredients and knead to make smooth dough.
2- Divide into small balls. Cover with plastic and set aside for 30 minutes.
3- Roll and fill with minced chicken and nut filling.
4- Place on cookie sheet. Put in oven 300 degrees just to dry dough.
5- Use to cook with yogurt and freeze remaining tortellini.
Method of Creamy yogurt
1- Stabilize yogurt with cornstarch on medium heat. Add shish barak.
2- In another pot, sauté onion and garlic until soft.
3- Add Swiss chard, allspice, chili peppers, chicken stock. Cook for 15 minutes until tender.
4- Pour stock and Swiss chard over yogurt and stir gently and cook until dough is cooked for 10 minutes.
5- Yogurt will thicken.
6- Serve Hot.
Nutrition Facts with Chicken Shish Barak with Swiss chard
Serving size: 1 bowl (2 cups)
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 8%