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Braised Chicken With Tomatoes And Cheese

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The braised chicken with tomatoes and peas is a simple and healthy preparation of chicken with fresh vegetables and spices. Flavored with oregano, garlic and cinnamon, the braised chicken with tomatoes and peas also has orzo pasta in it along with mizithra cheese. lovely and sumptious, it brings a smile to everyone's face at the table whenever I serve this.
  Chicken 3 Pound, cut into small pieces (1 Bird)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can, Undrained)
  Onion 1 Medium, minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed in a press
  Oregano 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whiskey 2 Tablespoon
  Orzo 1 Pound
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated hard mizithra cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces.
Season with salt and pepper.
Brown on all sides.
Mash tomatoes and add to skillet.
Add onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, and whiskey.
Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until done.
Remove chicken pieces and keep hot.
Cook orzo according to directions on the package, adding vegetable oil to the water.
Drain thoroughly and put into a deep serving dish.
Add the sauce and toss lightly until orzo is coated completely.
Adjust seasoning.
Add the chicken.
Toss again to combine.
Serve with grated cheese.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6511 Calories from Fat 3127

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 348 g536.1%

Saturated Fat 101 g505.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1165.7 mg388.6%

Sodium 3022 mg125.9%

Total Carbohydrates 419 g139.6%

Dietary Fiber 41.7 g166.9%

Sugars 26.1 g

Protein 404 g808.9%

Vitamin A 131.9% Vitamin C 122.6%

Calcium 84.6% Iron 215.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Braised Chicken With Tomatoes And Cheese Recipe