Chicken Kapama

"The chicken cooks in a yummy, rich, tomato sauce. Pasta is the perfect foil."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Arrange chicken in single layer in baking dish.
  • Cover with lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  • Let stand at room temperature 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes.
  • Heat oil with butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Drain chicken and pat dry; brown on all sides.
  • Return to baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour sauce over chicken, cover with foil.
  • Bake until chicken is tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Discard spices and serve.
  • The sauce is excellent and lends itself to this dish being served with buttered pasta (penne or rigatoni would be good).

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  1. This is a very fragrant chicken recipe. The cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg give it a rich, almost christmas-y tomato base - which if you like those spices, you'll probably like this dish very much. We weren't that crazy about it, personally.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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