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Yiayia's Chicken

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Updated May 18, 2018
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This chicken recipe is full of the old-world flavors that any Greek grandmother would serve at her house. Yiayia's Chicken is a recipe that takes us back to the days of old-fashioned cooking.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs with skin
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat oil just until smoking.
  2. Saute chicken thighs, skin side down, 5 minutes. Turn over and saute 5 more minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside.
  3. Add onions to the pot and saute about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Return chicken to the pot, along with tomato paste, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and salt; stir to blend completely. Turn heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and serve with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with Romano cheese.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 856
  • Calories from Fat 407
  • Total Fat 45g 69 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 59 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 46g 92 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 199mg 66 %
  • Sodium 1,660mg 69 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 66g 22 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18 %
  • Sugars 6.4g 0 %
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6 cups of water?

Hi there! Yes, this recipe calls for 6 cups of water. There is sauce will thicken during the cook time. Let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy!


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