Chicken Kapama is a Greek classic! It’s basically a braised cinnamon chicken in a nice sauce that you can serve over pasta or rice for a great weeknight meal.     YIELD: 4-5


  • 1 x 2kg whole chicken
    1 tsp grd cinnamon
    salt & black pepper to taste
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    3 garlic cloves, grated
    2 cinnamon sticks
    794 g pureed tomatoes, unflavoured
    2 Tabs tomato paste
    ½ – 1 tsp white sugar
    1 tsp dried oregano
    pinch crushed red pepper flakes, optional
    2-4 Tabs chopped fresh parsley
    500g pasta, cooked al dente
    ½ cup grated Parmesan, for serving

    Cut the chicken into about 10 pieces – wash & pat dry. Season both sides with cinnamon, s&p.

  • Brown chicken (in 2-3 batches) over med-high heat – about 4 mins each side. Remove chicken.
  • Reduce heat, cook onion 10 mins til very soft. Add garlic, stir til heated through.
  • Add chicken & juices in, plus tomatoes, paste, cinnamon sticks, s&p, oregano & sugar – mix.
  • Bring to boil, immediately reduce to a simmer. Cover pot and simmer for one hour.
  • Remove lid, increase heat to medium. Cook uncovered for additional 30 mins to thicken.
    Taste the sauce and add more salt (and sugar if acidic) if needed.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve over pasta and grated cheese.


Quinoa & Vegetable Fritters (Aldi’s)

serves 12