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Greek chicken with rice in white sauce -Milaneza

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the chicken

  • Cut the chicken into 10 portions and add it to a pot. Add the water, bay leaves, chicken bouillon cube, and transfer to medium-high heat. Boil for 20 minutes.
  • Then, cut the celery and the carrots into three large pieces and add them to the pot with the chicken. Keep boiling for 40 minutes.
  • Drain the chicken with the vegetables, keep the broth, and set it aside. Keep 1 liter for the rice and 500 g for the sauce.
  • Place a pot over high heat and add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the rice and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with the cognac, add 1 liter of the broth, lower the heat to medium, and boil for 25-30 minutes, until the rice absorbs the whole broth. Mix from times to times.
  • Finely chop the boiled vegetables, shred the chicken, and add them into a bowl.
  • Into the bowl add the butter, gruyere, chili flakes, peas, lemon zest and juice, cumin, parsley, rice, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Transfer into a 23 cm bundt pan, and press with a spoon or with your hands, so that the ingredients stick well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

For the sauce

  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and mix with a hand whisk.
  • Add the 500 g of the broth in batches, by constantly stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • Add nutmeg and transfer into a bowl.

To serve

  • Flip the bundt pan over, onto a platter, and remove from the pan.
  • Spread lemon slices, parsley leaves, chili flakes, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


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)
20 %

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)
41 %

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)
8 %


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)
2 %


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)
78 %


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)
8 %


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)
20 %


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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