Foodbook #694 chicken and orzo casserole

Foodbook #694 chicken and orzo casserole


Good morning my friends and happy Sunday , let’s create a classic family Sunday meal for everyone, together step by step


500 gr. chicken leg

1 onion, finely chopped

1 stick celery, finely chopped

2 sk. garlic, finely chopped

Or a kilo of medium barley

1 tbsp. tomato paste

400 gr. crushed tomatoes (canned)

¼ κ.γ. cinnamon powder

¼ κ.γ. clove, powder

2 bay leaves

5-6 tbsp. olive oil

1-1.5 lt chicken broth



Put a deep pot on high heat and let it burn.

In a large bowl, pour the chicken, oil it, season it well with salt and pepper and mix it with your hands wearing disposable gloves.
Then, we throw it in the pot in portions to give it a very good color from all sides, turning it with a pair of tongs, but without constantly stirring it, because it will start to boil instead of getting colored.
When it gets a good color, transfer it to a plate.
In the same pot, lower the heat to medium, add the onion and celery along with two or three tablespoons of olive oil, scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon and cook over medium heat until caramelized. Then add the garlic, cook for two minutes and add the tomato paste.
Fry for 1-2 minutes and empty the chicken. Add the cloves, cinnamon, crushed tomatoes, broth and bay leaf.
Cover the pot with its lid and simmer for 35-40 minutes
When the chicken is cooked, add the barley, mix with a wooden spoon and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
Serve hot.

Stay safe and healthy my friends and take care of your people

My best wishes from Greece

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