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Doro Wat (EASY Slow Cooker Chicken)

By October 21, 2012December 3rd, 2020Dairy Free, Main Dish, Nut Free, Poultry, Slow Cooker

Testimony of the Day

This is the type of thing that makes me want to spread the word of health more!  Amazing results after one of our consults.

” Hi Maria,
It’s been about 6 months since I found your blog through Dr. Davis. What a great 6 months it’s been! I’m down 52.5 pounds. I was taking over 500 prescription and non-prescription pills a month for severe IBS, acid reflex, asthma, headaches etc. I had just turned 30 and was at my heaviest! I had been a long time “points” member, and was gaining weight while eating my whole grains and fruit by the pounds! Fruit doesn’t count as points you know!!! What a wake up call when I found your blog and became your client! I wanted to share some before and after pictures with you, although I am still a work in progress. Thanks again Maria, you have truly changed my life for the better. 


Way to go Tanya!  Keep up the great work! Click HERE to get started like Tanya!

before and after


Kai’s Birthday

Today is my baby boy Kai’s 2nd birthday, which is a very special celebration because we were unable to be with him on his 1st birthday. As I watched this video of when we first met the boys while holding them tightly on my lap, I couldn’t help but cry with an overwhelming feeling of joy.

This video is of our first visit to meet the boys. It was a bittersweet meeting because we had to leave them in Ethiopia after falling in love with them. I am thankful we didn’t know it was going to take 6 months of waiting to be able to bring them into the U.S… the wait would have killed me. We took one week at a time, hoping that this was the day we were going to fly to bring them home. Finally on the day before Thanksgiving, we brought them into our home and the journey began!

This is a very special dish to my family! When we were in Ethiopia, one of the things we ate all the time was Doro Watt. It is a traditional dish that is made with lots of onions, chicken and hard boiled eggs. The trick is the spice they use. Craig found a mixture of the spice called Berebere (that way I didn’t have to buy a million spices for this dish). We just ordered another canister because, as you can see, the boys LOVE this dish! I asked Micah if he remembers eating it and he didn’t really answer… I think he was in food heaven!


Doro Wat

2 large onions, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil/duck fat/leaf lard/beef tallow/bacon fat if dairy sensitive)
4 TBS Organic Ethiopian Berebere
2 tsp Redmond Real salt (use code MARIA15 for 15% off)
1 whole chicken, separated into legs, breasts, thighs
8 organic hard boiled eggs

Chop the onions and place into a crockpot with the garlic and butter/oil, Berebere and salt. Turn on low and let sit over night or

Doro Wat until the onions caramelize. In the morning (or after 8 hours), place the chicken into the crockpot (I love THIS crockpot as it has a delay timer so I can make sure it done when I get home:)) and let it cook for another 8 hours or until the chicken is done and very tender. Meanwhile, cook the hard boiled eggs. Place the chicken/onion mixture onto a beautiful dish and mix in the hard boiled eggs. SOOOOO good and easy! Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)
“Healthified” Doro Watt = 315 calories, 25g fat, 19g protein, 4g carbs, 0.8g fiber (71% fat, 24% protein, 5% carbs)

To find more easy and tasty recipe like this, you would really enjoy my book: The Art of Healthy Eating: Slow Cooker. This was truly a labor of love!

Choosing a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of deprivation. This book is filled with mouth-watering foods and nutrition facts that demonstrate how eating healthy can be an expression of art. There are also lots of valuable tips and tricks to help one along the journey of learning how to eat as an art. CLICK HERE to get your copy!

Thank you SO much for your support and love!


Doro Wat

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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