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.
Categorized in: Authentic Greek Food Recipes, Greek Style Chicken Recipes
This post was written by Greek Boston
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