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Greek Chicken with Olives

This is an example of chicken "Hunt Style" - chicken dishes made from ingredients found in a particular region or country. This recipe originated in Greece. It's good served over rice, pasta, noodles or toasted bread. Note that you can substitute chicken breasts or chicken parts, skinned or unskinned.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2- to 3-pound) chicken, cut up
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 cups tomatoes (fresh or canned), chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar green stuffed olives or 3/4 cup salad olives
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano (or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh)
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • Salt, to taste

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Instructions

  1. Brown chicken in olive oil. Remove chicken and sauté garlic and onions until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes and olives and sauté until tomatoes (if fresh) are soft.
  3. Add pepper, oregano, wine, and chicken.
  4. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Taste for salt, as the olives are salty.

Serves 4 to 6.