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PJ KABOS Recipe: Cooking with High-Phenolic Olive Oil—Simple Mediterranean Chicken with Tomato Sauce

This Mediterranean/Greek dish made with chicken is a flavorful and hearty meal with a rich tomato, herb and olive oil-based sauce. It combines the succulence of boneless chicken thighs with the aromatic infusion of PJ KABOS Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

PJ KABOS is a top, on-line seller of High-Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is "For those who want to be good to their bodies."

The star of the show is the tomato sauce, a tantalizing mixture of tomato paste, aromatic spices, and the delicate essence of PJ KABOS Chef’s Selection Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The chicken is marinated in another infusion of this exquisite olive oil, complemented by a medley of sweet paprika, pepper, and fragrant herbs.


Recipe: Simple Mediterranean Chicken with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

For the tomato mixture:

  • 4 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1½ cups water

  • ⅛ tsp sweet paprika

  • ⅛ tsp pepper

  • ⅛ tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp Chef’s Selection Classic - Delicate (black and white tin)

For the olive oil marinade:

  • ⅛ tsp sweet paprika

  • ⅛ tsp pepper

  • ⅛ tsp salt

  • ½ cup Chef’s Selection Classic—Delicate (black and white tin)

  • dry herbs mix (parsley, dill, basil), to taste

For the chicken

  • 6 bone-less chicken thighs, skinned

  • ¼ to ½ cup PJ Kabos Chef’s Selection Classic, for browning and cooking chicken pieces (personal taste determines the amount used)

  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste

  • ¼ tsp pepper, or to taste

  • ¼ tsp sweet paprika, or to taste

For the pasta

  • spaghetti or penne rigate, whichever is preferred

For plating

  • oregano, fresh, to taste

Chicken dish simmering in a rich Mediterranean tomato olive oil sauce.
The chicken is simmered slowly until the sauce reduces to a thick and velvety concoction, where the vibrant flavors of tomato and olive oil meld perfectly.
Preparation

For the tomato sauce: In a measuring cup, small bowl or beaker measure in the ingredients and mix with a spoon. Set aside.

For the olive oil marinade: In a small bowl, mix the ingredients. Marinate the chicken pieces for a few minutes (or several hours if placed in the refrigerator for later use).

To cook the chicken: To a large skillet, add Chef’s Selection Classic. Add the marinated chicken and brown nicely on both sides. Add the tomato sauce, return to fire, turn low and let it slowly simmer for 1 hour or until the red sauce is reduced to a thickened (and delicious!) mixture of tomato, herbs and olive oil.

Prepare pasta: Twenty minutes before the chicken is finished prepare pasta of preference.

Serve the chicken and pasta side by side and cover both with a few tablespoons of red sauce and fresh oregano sprinkled on top.

Serving suggestion

A Greek Village Salad with a drizzle of High-Phenolic, PJ KABOS Family Reserve – Robust (black bottle).

For an authentic Mediterranean experience, pair this exquisite creation with a Greek Village Salad, adorned with a drizzle of PJ KABOS Family Reserve Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil—Robust taste intensity. A full-bodied high-phenolic olive oil, it adds depth and character to this simple meal, so popular in Greece. This dish is a celebration of flavors, a gastronomic delight that transports your taste buds to sun-kissed coastal villages and the heartland of Mediterranean cuisine.


It’s perfect for all year long but especially as the gentle days of summer turn cooler with the cozy wonder of fall. But mostly, it is "For those who want to be good to their bodies."





Note: In Greece, this recipe is often simply called, Chicken in Red Sauce


Kali Orexi! – Good Appetite!

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