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Greek Chicken Kozani Recipe
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Greek Chicken Kozani
See how to make a savory Greek-inspired chicken dish with prunes and paprika. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Greek Chicken Kozani

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2012

Simple and flavourful.


15 Ratings

Dec 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!

Nov 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.

May 17, 2010

very good! i used less onion and instead of bay leaves, fresh oregano. yum!

Oct 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.

May 16, 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.

May 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!


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 1816 mg
  • 73%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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