Recipe for Greek Style Chicken with Noodles
Hilopites are a traditional comfort food in Greece. There is nothing better on a cold day or after a long day at the beach than a nice bowl of hilopites. These are also a favorite go-to dish for kids.
Greek Style Chicken with Noodles (Kotopoula Hilopites) Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 pounds assorted chicken pieces, such as thighs and drumsticks (with bone)
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 pounds tomatoes
- 1 pound, 10 ounces Hilopites – These are special square “hilopites” noodles found in Greek markets.
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
Directions to Prepare Chicken With Noodles:
Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry with a paper towel.
Wash the tomatoes and strain them through the colander.
Melt the butter in a large pot.
Sauté a few chicken pieces at a time, on all sides, in the hot butter or margarine.
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 done.
Serve the meal with grated Parmesan cheese.
It is especially tasty in the summer, served with fresh tomatoes.
This post was written by Greek Boston