The Greek in me craves certain flavors. Cinnamon is a biggie. I love using it in savory dishes, not just for the taste but for the smell – it’s amazing how many memories a smell can trigger. Like my Nana’s stifado…
I really wish I was able to ask Nana about her recipes from years past. She’s still with us, but she suffers from dementia so it’s impossible to get any information from her about anything 🙁 My Mom knows some of them…others I have to figure out myself, or search for something that’s hopefully just as good.
This Cat Cora recipe looked good enough to try, and fortunately it didn’t disappoint. I only had two large chicken breasts to use, so I cut back the oil to 1 tablespoon and used about 3 tablespoons of tomato paste. All of the other measurements and ingredients are the same as the original recipe.
I ended up with a good amount of leftover sauce, so I saved it with the leftover couscous that I made (in place of orzo). I made a little greek salad, too.
So here it is – Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken. Yum.
For my Weight Watchers readers – the recipe (as I adapted it) is about 5-6 Points Plus per serving – add 3 points for a 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous and it’s a great 8 point meal!
Linked to: What’s On Your Plate, hosted by Good Cheap Eats
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