Spicy aromatic chicken

I took the recipe from a Greek recipes collection and modified it slightly. While I cooked it as a dinner for my wife and I, surprisingly kids loved it too. Linguine makes a great side dish and together with a glass of same Pinot Gridio used for the sauce it’s a perfect dinner dish.


  • 6 – 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 – 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine (I used Pinot Gridio)
  • 800 g canned chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 10 black Greek olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 salt and pepper


  1. Rub the chicken with the lemon
  2. Heat the oil in a large casserole for slow cooking
  3. Fry the onion and garlic for 5 min, until golden brown
  4. Add the chicken and fry for 5 minutes, turning frequently
  5. Pour the wine, add the tomatoes with the juice, add all the spices and bring to boil
  6. Cover the casserole and cook on very low flame for 1 hour
  7. Add the olives 10 minutes before ready

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About notimeforcooking

Full-time job, studies, travel - no time for cooking left ! But still have to feed my better half and two kids. And preferably with no junk and take-out food.
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