Feb 8, 2008

Chicken 900

Chicken Breast

This post is dedicated to one of our favourite English teachers, the one and only, Mr Don Yager. We invited him over to the Omani Cuisine during his visit to Oman this year, he retired three years ago and now lives in Iowa, USA. Chicken 900 is a chicken steak served in an American style with three side dishes, namely, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and honey green salad. Named Chicken 900 after the legendary English 900 book.

Chicken Steak Ingredients (For Four People):

  • 4 tender boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of red grape vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Crush the garlic cloves, add half of the black pepper, honey, vinegar, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, mix them well and then put the combination in the fridge for half an hour to allow the flavour to blend.
  2. Season the chicken breast with salt and the remaining crushed pepper.
  3. Heat a frying pan and drizzle some EVOO. When the pan is screamingly hot place the breasts on it.
  4. Get the mix from the fridge and wait for one of the sides of the chicken breast to whiten in colour, when that happens, flip the chicken breast and brush that with the mix. Wait for the other side to whiten, then flip and brush. Repeat the process until the mix finishes.
  5. Add water to the pan, wait for the water to evaporate, then check if the chicken is cooked using the knife test. Repeat this stage until the chicken is cooked.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and salad.


  • You can optionally fry slices of zucchini along with the chicken.