Giouvetsi with Chicken

Giouvetsi is a traditional Greek recipe that combines orzo, chicken, vegetables, and tomato sauce for a one-pot winter warmer.

what you'll need
  • 500 g orzo
  • 600 g chicken breast fillet
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 50 ml red wine
  • 500 g tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 l warm water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • grated cheese (for serving)
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step 1

To start, cut the chicken into small chunks and add it to a pot with some olive oil. Sauté for around 8 minutes or until browned.

step 2

Continue by adding the grated onion, leek, pepper, and garlic, and sauté for another 4 minutes.

step 3

Stir in the tomato paste to the bottom of the pot and mix it for 1 minute. This helps remove its bitterness.

step 4

Slowly add the wine and stir every now and then until it completely evaporates.

step 5

Mix in the tomato sauce, warm water, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Stirring occasionally, let them simmer for 10 minutes.

step 6

Add the orzo to the pot and stir occasionally for 2 minutes.

step 7

Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC (350ºF) for 20 minutes.

step 8

Let it cool for 20 minutes before you serve and sprinkle each serving with grated cheese.

Giouvetsi with Chicken

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