Recipes from Greece: Chicken Giouvetsi (Chicken with Orzo)

Recipes from Greece

Chicken Giouvetsi (Chicken with Orzo)

Country: Greece
Course: Main
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cubanelle pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  1. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil until tender, then add the orzo and let toast for two or three minutes. Then pour in the stock and tomato puree, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a baking dish. Meanwhile, bring the sauce to a boil, then transfer to the baking dish with the chicken. Bake at 375 degrees or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the chicken is cooked through (45 minutes or so).