Greek Chicken Casserole (Kotopoulo Yiahni)


This is my father George’s recipe.

 Greek Chicken Casserole (Kotopoulo Yiahni)



8 Chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks or a mixture of the two), skin removed
2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Juice and zest of one lime
1 tbsp dried oregano or leaves from 3-4 sprigs of fresh oregano
2-3 bay leaves
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1x400g tin tomatoes
2 tbps tomato puree diluted in 150ml water or chicken stock
1 tsp cinnamon

To garnish:
A small handful of flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped


chicken in tomato sauce-Honest Mum

Preheat the oven to 180

Place the chicken on a roasting tray with the onions, garlic, lime juice, oregano, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.

Liquidise the tin tomatoes or break down with a fork and scatter over the chicken. Mix in the tomato puree and sprinkle the cinnamon over the chicken pieces.

Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Add some water if it gets too dry. Check it is ready with a skewer or sharp knife.

Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve with roast potatoes or a crisp salad.


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45 Responses

  1. Corina

    This Chicken looks amazing. So tasty. We eat chicken about twice a week so I’m always looking for new recipes and new ideas and I haven’t tried this combination of flavours before.

  2. shaheen

    Thank you for coming by and inviting me to participate. I am off to explore the other contributions and have a nosy around your blog. Lovely to make your acquaintance.

  3. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    This looks absolutely delicious and what’s more, I’m loving the fact you can do it in a slow cooker to! Drool worthy food that’s quick and easy?! What’s not to love.

    Gorgeous post.

    Will give it a whirl this week and let you know how I get on! 😉 x

  4. Sharmin

    This looks divine! Love Papa G’s recipes. Also, added my very first link to Tasty Tuesdays, yay 😉 Thanks for the opportunity hon. xxx

  5. Notmyyearoff

    This looks so nice I am going to attempt to make it next week. I had no idea your dad had 3 places in Leeds. Definitely going to check it out.

    • honestmum

      @Notmyyearoff Ooh you must visit, in fact a blog meet up with you and any other bloggers close by there would be lovely!


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