Chicken in tomato sauce  (Kotopoulo kokkinisto)

Chicken in tomato sauce (Kotopoulo kokkinisto)
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  • chicken: 1 medium, approximately 1,250 grams 1 ¼ kilo
  • garlic: 2 cloves
  • onion: 1 large
  • olive oil:6 tbs.
  • bay leaf: 1
  • tomato:5-6 fresh, ripe
  • parsley: 2-3 tbs., finely chopped
  • sugar: a bit
  • salt: a bit
  • pepper freshly ground


  1. Cut the chicken into portions, wash and dry will. Salt and pepper the chicken, heat the olive oil in a large pot and add the chicken.

  2. Remove from the pot when browned and add the finely chopped onion and the minced garlic. As soon as they begin browning, add the chicken.

  3. Wash the tomatoes, peel them, remove seeds and excess liquids and chop them finely. Add them to the pot and then add the sugar and the bay leaf. Simmer for 50-55 minutes and add the parsley. Stir and serve with mashed potatoes, pasta or pilaf.