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Lemon chicken with kritharaki pasta in the oven

  • Cooking time35 minutes
  • Prep time1 hour 30 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image Lemon chicken with kritharaki pasta in the oven


  • 1 chicken, cut in portions
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 300 gr. kritharaki pasta
  • 1000 ml. warm chicken broth
  • 2-3 allspice grains
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • 100 ml Altis Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 100 gr. kefalotyri cheese, grated
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt


      1. In a saucepan, we saute the chicken in half the olive oil until it turns brown on all sides.
      2. We add the onions and garlic, and once they become soft, we add the juice from the two lemons, laurel leaf, salt and pepper.
      3. We add the broth and boil the chicken for 1 hour.
      4. We preheat the oven well at 180οC.
      5. In a big baking pan, we mix the kritharaki pasta with the remaining olive oil; we pour the saucepan content over it and, if necessary, we add a little more warm water so as to cover the kritharaki pasta all over.
      6. We bake the youvetsi for 35΄, stirring a couple of times.
      7. We remove the youvetsi from the over, add the kefalotyri cheese and parsley, and then serve.
      - We can also use wholegrain kritharaki pasta