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Roasted stuffed chicken with chickpeas

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Debone the chicken legs. Remove the bone and keep the skin.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the metsovone cheese into thin sticks and place them in the center of each fillet.
  • Cut the sundried tomatoes into thin slices and divide them onto the fillets.
  • Add pepper, and the parsley and fresh onions finely chopped.
  • Fold each fillet separately and tie them with kitchen twine. Add salt, pepper, olive oil, and spread it on the whole surface of the chickens.
  • Place a clay cooking pot on high heat. As soon as it gets hot, add the fillets and sauté for 4-5 minutes from all sides, until golden. Remove from the clay cooking pot and set aside.
  • Place the cooking pot on heat again, and add the onion finely chopped, the carrot cut into half-moons and the celery into cubes. Sauté until the vegetables caramelize.
  • Add the garlic finely chopped, thyme, oregano, chili flakes, tomato paste, and mix until the tomato paste is sautéed.
  • Then, add the bouillon cube, deglaze the pot with the wine, and let it evaporate. Pour the tomato, honey, water, and chickpeas in, and mix.
  • Add the chicken legs, cover with the lid, and roast in the oven for 1 ½ hours.

For the sauce

  • In a bowl, add the yogurt, lemon zest and juice, dill, and mix.

To serve

  • Cut and remove the twine from the chicken legs.
  • Serve with lemon slices, pepper, 1 tablespoon olive oil, thyme, and oregano.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
45 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
57 %

Fatty Acids

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated 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.

Total Carbs (g)
23 %


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.

Sugars (g)
17 %


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.

Protein (g)
130 %


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.

Fibre (g)
60 %


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.

Sodium (g)
42 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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