Chicken with Farina Recipe Request

I’m on a recipe hunt again, this time for Grace Timberlake who is looking for a dish which includes chicken and farina.

Here’s what Grace wrote:

“Many years ago an Armenian neighbor served a chicken dish that was very delicious.  I believe it was served in a casserole dish.  It was unlike any such dish I’d had before because it included farina.  I’ve always hoped to run across such a recipe but have never had any luck when searching for it.  Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.”

I asked Grace to elaborate on the dish, if she could.
She wrote:

“I had this dish before we moved from Chicago which was in 1976 so it does test my memory, but it also tells you how much I liked it to remember it after all these years.  I believe it was a casserole with slices or chunks of chicken on farina and possibly other ingredients.  Sorry but that’s the best I can do.”

The closest recipe I could think of was herriseh (keshkeg) – chicken with whole wheat kernels, so I sent that along to Grace. She replied, “I’ve checked (your) recipe and it was definitely farina, not whole wheat kernels.” 

I’ve exhausted my resources, therefore, I’m turning this search over to you, dear readers. If anyone reading this knows of an Armenian chicken and farina recipe, please email it to:

Thank you!

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  1. Ara October 11, 2011 at 7:05 am

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  2. Anonymous October 13, 2011 at 7:46 am

    this is/ must have been a bulgar pilaf with chicken..bulgar before becoming so widely known was called all things back in the 70s

  3. Anonymous March 4, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Possibly served over cous cous?


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