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Kotopoulo me Ouzo and Lahanika: Chicken in Cream Sauce

In Greek: κοτόπουλο με ούζο και λαχανικά, pronounced ko-TOH-poo-lo meh OO-zo kay lah-hah-nee-KAH

Ouzo adds a delightful light anise taste to this dish of chicken with vegetables in a cream sauce.

The recipe makes one serving.

Chicken in Cream Sauce

Chicken in Cream Sauce

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 pound of skinless chicken breasts
  • 2/3 cup of carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2/3 cup of zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of ouzo
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper


Cut the chicken into large square chunks.

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan. When hot, add the chicken and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the carrots and zucchini and continue to sauté 3 minutes longer. Add the ouzo, cream, salt, and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes more until the sauce melds.

Serve hot.

Yield: one serving of Chicken in Cream Sauce with Ouzo

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