This is a delectable chicken dish from Kozani, a city and region in northern Greece. The prunes and onion lend sweetness, while the paprika offers a smoky flavor. Serve with steamed rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken thighs and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Skim off any foam that floats to the surface.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Stir in the onions, and cook covered until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Do not let the onions brown. Add the chicken to the onions along with 3 cups of the cooking liquid. Stir in the prunes, paprika, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Return to a simmer, cover, and cook until the prunes are tender and the flavors have combined, 15 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 18.3 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 1816 mg sodium. 38.5 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Had to use boneless skinless chicken breasts so I skipped the boiling step. I used a cup or so of chicken broth to replace the water. This was Delicious a great break from the usual rotation of chicken recipes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
Simple and flavourful. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Had to use boneless skinless chicken breasts so I skipped the boiling step. I used a cup or so of chicken broth to replace the water. This was Delicious a great break from the usual rotation of chicken recipes! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Had to use boneless skinless chicken breasts so I skipped the boiling step. I used a cup or so of chicken broth to replace the water. This was Delicious a great break from the usual rotation of chicken recipes! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
This has become a new favorite in our house. it is easy and so delicious. I just let it cook much longer so all of the flavors meld and the prunes totally degrade. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
Loved it. Used chicken tenders: since no pre-boiling I used 2 c broth. Only used 1/2 T paprika since I'm not so sure it's "sweet" and was afraid to spice it up to much for the kids (2 and 4 yr). Sort of tastes like French Onion soup. So delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2012
OMG! Seriously this was a big hit at my recent gathering! People raved how good it was! I doubles the meet and reduced the chicken stock to 2 cups and only used 2 onions instead. But I followed the rest of the recipe. I Cooked it a little linger and didn't serve it right away. We didn't start eating till about two hours after and it was delicious! It was so good my boys wanted to it it again the next day! I served it hot and it didn't taste the same! So I think letting it sit for a whole or cooking it longer will make it taste so good. Promise! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
very good! i used less onion and instead of bay leaves fresh oregano. yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
This was delicious!!!. One thing I did change was the feta cheese. I did not have any!!! So.... I added blue cheese. The kabobs were as moist as could be. We loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2014
incredibly rich blend of flavors from such a simple few ingredients go for it! I had a whole chicken i was baking anyway so just combined the remaining ingredients as instructed sans the chicken making the sauce separately to pour over the chicken (and stole a bit of the grease/gravy from the chicken while it was cooking and added it to the sauce so the complete flavors could all blend together). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2012
I took a chance and served this dish at a dinner party without testing it. Doubled the recipe but otherwise followed it exactly. It was a huge hit! Perfectly balanced spiciness. I'll definitely make this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
Simple and flavourful. Read More
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