Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Chicken Stewed in Fragrant Tomato Sauce with Thick Pasta – KOTOPOULO PASTITSATHA APO TIN KERKYRA

Pastitsatha was the traditional Sunday meal of Corfu’s well-to-do. It was almost always made with free-range cock or with turkey, which Corfiotes hold in particularly high esteem. Thick tubular spaghetti is needed for this dish. According to island cooks, a proper pastitsatha requires no fewer than 9 spices: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Makes 4 to […]

Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Spices

Chicken with Spices “Politika” A fragrant and inviting blend of spices infuses this chicken dish with very warm flavors. The Greeks call this blend of spices politika meaning “of the city” a reference to the city of Constantinople or modern day Istanbul. This dish is absolutely delicious served over rice or orzo pilaf and will fill the kitchen […]

Greek Chicken – Kota Riganati

A traditional favorite that is known the world over, Greek Chicken or Kota Riganati features the quintessential Greek flavors of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and oregano. Cook Time: 50 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 4 -6 servings Ingredients: 4 lbs. chicken – whole fryer cut up or pieces (bone in) 1/2 cup olive oil juice of 4 lemons […]

Stovetop Rosemary Chicken with Capers & Olives

This is an easy dish to make, using a whole cut up chicken or selected pieces. The recipe calls for chicken, carrots, capers, white wine, rosemary, kalamata olives, salt, and olive oil. Serve over rice for a great meal. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Ingredients: 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 pound chicken, […]

Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes – Kotopoulo Fournou

In Greek: κοτόπουλο φούρνου, pronounced koh-TOH-poo-loh FOOR-noo Easy to make and delicious, the combination of oregano, garlic, and lemon juice marks this as a Greek classic. Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 chicken, approx. 3 1/2 pounds, cut in half 3 1/4 pounds of potatoes, peeled, quartered juice of 2 medium lemons sea […]

Stuffed Chicken with Potatoes – Kotopoulo Yemisto

In Greek: κοτόπουλο γεμιστό, pronounced koh-TOH-poo-loh yeh-mee-STOH A sharp cheese, green pepper, and garlic make a terrific stuffing. This is a great one-dish meal and a pretty one as well. Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, approx. 3 1/2 pounds 3 1/4 pounds of potatoes (and sweet potatoes, optional), peeled, quartered […]