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Greek chicken and pasta – Pastitsada

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Greek chicken and pasta – Pastitsada


  • Cut the chicken into 10 portions and add it to a bowl.
  • Add the wine, the cinnamon, the cloves, the allspice, and wrap the bowl with some plastic wrap. Make sure that it touches the surface of the chicken and that the chicken is completely submerged in the wine.
  • Refrigerate for 8-12 hours until marinated.
  • Drain the chicken and transfer the marinade to a saucepan. Put it over high heat and let it come to a boil. If you see any foam on its surface, skim it off with a spoon.
  • Place a pot over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Put the chicken in a baking pan and add the flour, salt, pepper, and mix. Transfer to the pot and sauté until golden brown on all sides.
  • Remove the chicken and set it aside. Place the same pot on heat.
  • Cut the onions into large pieces and add them to the pot. Add the thyme, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the sugar, the garlic into thin slices, and mix.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the wine from the saucepan, the tomatoes, the chicken stock, the bay leaves, the chicken, and cover with the lid. Simmer at medium-low heat for 1 hour.
  • Shortly before the chicken is ready, add the bucatini in a pot with salted boiling water. Boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Drain the bucatini and serve in three layers, adding olive oil, pepper, and gruyere cheese between each layer. Place the chicken with the sauce on top, sprinkle a little oregano, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


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)
12 %

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)
8 %

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)
19 %


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)
8 %


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)
74 %


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)
18 %


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)
27 %


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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