Greek Culture - Recipe - Chicken Pilaf

Celebrate our Greek heritage ---

Today’s Greek recipe is for Chicken Pilaf. This definitely brings back memories from my childhood. I still love it today, served with a little Greek yogurt or sour cream on the side.

Chicken Pilaf


2-1/2 to 3 lb. chicken, cut into pieces

3 Tablespoons butter

1 cup Uncle Ben’s rice

1-1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups tomato juice

Garlic salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Cinnamon to taste

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups boiling water


Season pieces of chicken, with garlic salt, pepper to taste. Then dust lightly with cinnamon. Brown chicken in butter, in heavy saucepan. Add onions and braise until onions are golden brown. Add lemon juice, tomato juice and water, which has been brought to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, until chicken is half done. Add rice (uncooked), and cover and continue cooking until tender, about 45 minutes.

Serves 4.


Georgia Keilman

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