A tasty cold dish of Sardinian tradition from the village of Masullas


Recipe: Myrtle flavoured chicken

Recipe: Myrtle flavoured chicken

Today we will enjoy a dish of the Sardinian tradition from the village of Masullas, the "Caboniscu Ammuttau" or Myrtle flavoured chicken. This dish, suitable for hot summer days, is one of the protagonists of the "Sagra de Caboniscu Ammuttau, binu nieddu and pai indorau" festival, which is held every June the 2nd in the village.

This simple and tasty recipe is prepared with very few ingredients such as chicken and myrtle with its berries and leaves.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Fresh berries, leaves and sprigs of myrtle in abundance


Let's boil, in a pot with about 5/7 liters of water, a handful of fresh myrtle sprigs. When the water has reached the boiling point we add about 5/6 tablespoons of rock salt and then the chicken well washed and cut into pieces. Let's cook the chicken for about 40/50 minutes (the cooking time may vary depending on the type of meat). Meanwhile we prepare the abundant fresh myrtle cut into small sprinkles well washed and dried. When the meat is ready we prepare the bottom of bowl with a sprinkle of myrtle previously prepared and a handful of salt. Let's put the chicken pieces in the bowl, sprinkle with salt and cover with myrtle. The Myrtle flavoured chicken is eaten cold and lasts about 24/36 hours outside the fridge.


...good appetite, or, A sa parti!!

By Redazione

Events in Masullas

  • Caboniscu ammuttau binu nieddu e pani indorau
    02-06-2019 | Masullas (OR)

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    Village of Masullas

  • Madonna delle Grazie
    02-07-2019 | Masullas (OR)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-07-02 2019-07-02 Europe/Rome Madonna delle Grazie Masullas

    Village of Masullas

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