- 5-6 medium pears, peeled and cored, cut in half
- 1 ½ kilo chicken, preferably thighs
- 2 onions, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and whole
- 100 g apple cider vinegar
- 160 g petimezi (grape molasses)
- 5-6 sage leaves
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 150 g olive oil
- 1 liter water
- salt, pepper
Chicken with pears and grape molasses
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- Heat a wide pot until it gets very hot. Add some olive oil and brown the chicken on all sides.
- If your pot is too small, brown the chicken in batches. Do not crowd the pot.
- Remove the chicken from the pot. Add the pears and sauté them until they turn golden and caramelize.
- Remove the pears from the pot. Add the onions and sauté them until they turn golden and soften. You don’t want them to turn brown or burn.
- Add the garlic, sage and tomato paste. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Put the chicken back in the pot and add enough water to cover the food.
- Simmer until the chicken cooks through. Add the pears, vinegar and grape molasses 15 minutes before it is done.
- Add more water if necessary. You want to have a nice thick and rich sauce.
You can serve this dish with some rice or Greek hilopites which are very delicious egg noodles.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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