18 of November is arrived and it is cold. One really popular Greek dish in the winter time to keep you warm is noodles with chicken legs and tomato sauce!
1/2 kg. wide noodles (or Greek xylopites)
4 chicken legs
1/2 cup sun-dried red wine
1 dried bay leaf
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 green peppers
1 sprig of fresh oregano
5 ripe tomatoes
Freshly ground pepper
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken legs and cook them for 10 minutes. Then add the chopped onion and let it go translucent. Peel the carrots and chop finely. Add the carrots to the skillet. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to keep the vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the skillet. Pour the sun-dried wine and wait until it evaporates.
Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds. Τhen remove them from the hot water and rinse them with cold water. This process will help you to peel the tomatoes easily. After peeling the tomatoes, chop the tomatoes. Chop the peppers too and add them to the mixture. Add the bay leaf. Salt and pepper. Season with oregano and cinnamon (Note that too much oregano and cinnamon make foods taste bitter.) Pour 2 cups warm water in the skillet, cover with the lid and let it boil for an hour over medium heat.
Boil noodles in salted water. When they are ready, drain them and (optionally) sprinkle them with olive oil.
Place the noodles and the chicken drumsticks on a serving plate. Add some sauce and garnish with a fresh sprig of oregano.
- If the water has evaporated before the chicken is boiled, just add some hot water.
- If you do not have sun-dried red wine you can use another type of red wine but I definitely recommend the sun-dried wine!