This is one of my favourite Greek dishes and this recipe works every time. So if you and your friends like Greek cuisine, I promise this is going to wow you all.
The ingredients will make 4 good portions. You will need:
4 chicken legs, skin and bone on
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion chopped and 16 shallots, peeled
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 cup of white wine
1 teaspoon tomatoe paste
1 tin of chopped tomatoes or 400g of fresh peeled tomatoes, blended
1 packet of spaghetti pasta
Pecorino cheese, grated to serve
Ready, steady, go…
Salt and pepper the chicken and brown it in a casserole with the olive oil. When ready remove from pan in a plate and let it rest aside.
Add the onion, shallots and the sugar in the casserole and cook until lovely and golden. Add the cloves and allspice and stir well for one minute.
Add the white wine and scrape the bottom of your casserole well to release all the flavours.
Add the tomatoe paste and chopped tomatoes and shimmer for 2 more minutes.
Return your chicken in the sauce and make sure it is covered in sauce. You can add half a cup of water if necessary. Let it simmer for 10-15min.
At this time boil your pasta in a separate pot. When ready drain well and return to the pot. Take 6-7 tablespoons from your lovely sauce and add it to the pasta. Mix your pasta well to allow the sauce to cover them.
Serve on your plates adding extra sauce, shallots, chicken and finish with pecorino cheese.
I would recommend a nice white wine, such as a Chardonnay (Villa Maria is always a favourite), to accompany your dish.
As for music…no I would not recommend the greek syrtaki! But I do like this girl a lot so you can see if you do too :-)
Do not forget to let me know how it all went :-) Enjoy!
Which is your favourite Greek dish?