Chicken, Appetizer

Creamy Chicken Dip
with Walnuts and Homemade Sourdough

Seriously? Sometimes I amaze myself. What I cook in the middle of the night is just ridicules, when I am over 15 kg after quitting smoking last year. It is super delicious and is a healthy option but probably you shouldn’t eat in the middle of the night. I couldn’t resist and ate a big bowl of it. It is fine, I can live with that :p

The Dish is originally Circassian (Called Circassian Chicken) but it’s adopted by Ottoman Empire. Now it is under Turkish Cuisine’s wings (Called Cerkez Tavugu) and that’s how I know about it for my entire life. It reminds me holidays. It reminds me happy days. It was kind of a special food in my family. My mom and grandma used to cook it only if there is a acelebration. Maybe it is because it is a great mezze and matches nicely with many drinks.

It is a very good filling for sandwiches as I did. Light, almost no fat, easy to make and carry with you for lunch and it is served cold so hassle free, yummy lunch at work. Let me tell you this kid will love it too, better make a big batch 😉

If you have got a big bowl let’s start cooking.

Creamy Chicken Dip with Walnuts and Homemade Sourdough

Course Side Dish, Snack, Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Kayra


  • 40 gr Walnuts
  • 370 gr Chicken breast
  • 30 gr Bread Crumbs or bread of your choice without crust
  • 170 gr Strained Greek yogurt
  • 10 gr Butter or olive oil or nada
  • 2 pinch Chili flakes
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 40 ml Milk
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Blanch the chicken in a plain water or simply use your left over chicken from last night.

  2. Shred it very fine.

  3. Crush half of the walnuts fine, keep the rest a little bit chunky.

  4. Soak the bread crumbs or bread in milk for about 10 minutes, or until soft.

  5. Melt the butter and add 1 pinch of chili flakes on medium heat. Avoid burning the chili otherwise it will have a bitter taste.

  6. Set aside.

  7. Mix shredded chicken, soaked bread crumbs, walnuts (keep some for garnish), yogurt, 1 pinch of chili flakes, salt & pepper. Don’t be shy on mixing. Everything should be well combined.

  8. Garnish with chili oil, and walnuts.

  9. Serve with choice of bread or with salad.

    Would be nice with rice or pasta salad.


If you cook this recipe, please tag me on Instagram #kayracooking  I would love to see 🙂

Bon appétit…


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