Algerian Tli Tli B'djedj - Pasta With Chicken!
105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
15 ingredients
6 servings
This is our family recipe for the very traditional Algerian dish tli tli. You can make tli tli with chicken or meat - the meat recipe is slightly different & I will post it later. You can use any tiny pasta for this but traditionally homemade tli til pasta OR orzo / bird's tongue that is used. My kids love it when I use the tiny stars or shells also. Traditionally we steam the pasta for this but you can cook it for 4 minutes or so in plenty of lighty salted water before adding the sauce - the pasta needs to absorb quite a bit of the sauce so keep it undercooked..

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Serving Size (90.05 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 45.79 Calories from Fat 44.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.96g 45.74%
Saturated Fat 0.58g 17.37%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.27mg 0.07%
Total Carbohydrate 0.59g 1.17%
Dietary Fiber 0.21 g 5.08%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 0.07g 0.86%
Vitamin A 2.66IU% Vitamin C 0.23mg%
Calcium 5.03mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole chicken, canned, tomato puree, spice mix, orzo pasta, chicken stock cube