Hilopites - Chicken with Noodle
2 each about
1 kilo (2 lbs.) Chicken
3/4 cup Margarine
1 kilo Tomatos
3/4 kilo (1lb, 10oz.) These are special square "hilopites" noodles
found in Greek markets
and wash the chickens well.
Cut each in 4 portions and season eighth salt and pepper.
Wash the tomatos and strain them through the colander.
Melt the butter in a large pot.
Saute a few chicken pieces at a time, on all sides, in the hot butter
Add 1/3 of the tomato paste, 1 cup of warm water and let all simmer over
a medium fire for one and a quarter hour.
Meanwhile, set the oven at 250 degrees.
When their cooking time is completed, remove the chickens from their pot
and set on a platter.
Pour the sauce in the pot into a baking dish.
Add the rest of the tomato paste and 2 or 3 cups of warm water.
Put this in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
Next add the noodles, stirring occasionally with a fork, and let them
bake in a medium oven for 20 minutes.
Stir again, lay the chicken pieces in the baking dish with the noodles
and let the meal cook for a few minutes more until the noodles are completely
Serve the meal with grated parmesan cheese.
It is especially tasty in the summer, served with fresh tomatos.
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