Χυλοπίτικά με Κοτόπουλο — Greek “Hilopites” pasta with chicken

Greek Hilopites pasta with chicken - NY Food Journal

The traditional Greek speciality

Hilopites Pasta - NY Food JournalOne of the great things about New York is the ability to find excellent authentic ingredients from virtually any culture. On a recent trip to Mediterranean Foods, a Greek market in Astoria, I picked up a bag of Hilopites pasta — a traditional Greek pasta that resembles cut-up tiles.

Hilopites is traditionally used to make a chicken and pasta dish that is delicious, easy to make, and requires just one pot.

Χυλοπίτικά με Κοτόπουλο -- Greek "Hilopites" pasta with chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package Hilopites pasta
  • 1 whole chicken, cut up in parts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium to large onion, chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can of tomatoes, either chopped or strained is fine
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2t oregano
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup parmesan, or if you have it kefalotiri (a Greek cheese, like parmesan)
  • ½ cup parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat until shimmering. Brown the chicken on both sides, you may have to do it in two batches. Once browned, removed the chicken to a plate. Drain some of the rendered chicken fat, and return pot to medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken back to the pot and add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cinnamon and 2 cups of the chicken stock. Raise the heat and cook until liquid boils. Then lower the heat to simmer and cook about 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked almost through.
  3. Add 1-2 more cups of chicken stock, depending on how liquidy it looks. Add the Hilopites pasta and mix well. Cook for about 6-8 minutes until the pasta is done
  4. Serve by placing the chicken on top of the Hilopites and sprinkle with parsley and cheese.

2 Comments

  • Reply February 25, 2012

    Aaron

    Looks good. I like the Dutch oven. You should put up an extreme close-up macro food porn pic too.

  • Reply February 25, 2012

    Susan

    I tried this-it is really delicious especially good when reheated the next day. Thanks to Vicky for translating from the Greek!

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