Greek Chicken and Rice (Kotta Pilafi)

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  • 6 chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • Dairy sour cream for garnish


  1. Sauté chicken breasts in butter until golden brown. Add onion, tomato, water, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add rice and stir to mix evenly. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes longer or until the rice is tender. Add more water if necessary.
  3. Serve with a bowl of sour cream to be spooned over the rice.

Serves 6.

Additions called in from Bessie: Use one whole broiler (3 pounds) cut up into pieces. Sauté in 1/4 cup olive oil (not butter). Use 3 cups boiling water with the rice instead of 2 cups (you won't have to add water later this way).

Posted by darlene at Recipe Goldmine 1/12/002 7:57 am

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