Stuffed Bread: Greek Traditional Dish
Baklava with orzo chicken stew is a delicious Greek dish that comes from Crete. It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, with the fragrant scent of orzo chicken stew in the air as it simmers on your stovetop.
The recipe is simple and quick, so it’s a great dish to make on a busy weeknight. It also makes for a hearty lunch or weekend meal, since it’s even better the next day! The recipe is very simple, with only a few ingredients, but it’s packed with flavor. It’s also very easy to make and takes less than half an hour from start to finish! This dish is perfect for weeknight dinners when you don’t have much time.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon)
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar *
- juice of 1 lemon (1 tablespoon)
- olive oil for brushing the bread
- orzo chicken stew ingredients:
- chicken breast cut into small pieces
- (2 cups) celery stalks chopped into small pieces
- (3 stalks) – carrots chopped into small pieces
The rest are for baklava filling:
- walnuts chopped finely (1 cup), optional
- honey syrup ingredients: sugar, water and lemon juice.
Orzo Chicken Stew
Orzo is a type of pasta shaped like rice. It is a popular dish in Crete and throughout Greece, where it’s often served as part of breakfast. The orzo chicken stew recipe below will show you how to make this traditional Greek dish in less than half an hour!
This recipe makes eight servings so it’s perfect for dinner parties or potluck gatherings. It’s also great for leftover lunches throughout the workweek because it tastes even better after sitting overnight.
For the Bread Dough
- Put the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir with a fork until well combined.
- Add water, 1/4 cup at a time, until you’ve obtained a soft dough that does not stick to your fingers but is not sticky either (the amount needed will depend on how humid your climate is).
In a large mixing bowl, add the orzo, chicken, onion and garlic. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to the mixture. Mix well until everything is combined. Set aside until ready to use.
Instructions for Stuffed Bread with Orzo Chicken Stew
- Prepare the dough: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let it stand for 5 minutes until foamy. Add flours, salt, olive oil and mix well until no dry flour remains on bottom of bowl. Transfer to a work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, around 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes using a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment (or use your hands if you don’t have access to any of those things). Place back in bowl greased with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap; let rise at room temperature until doubled in size (this may take up to 2 hours depending on your dough).
- Prepare stuffing: Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Melt butter over medium heat in large skillet then add onion; cook until soft but not browned (around 5–7 minutes), stirring occasionally; remove from heat then add chicken stock, lemon juice & zest along with fresh thyme sprigs(or dried thyme); bring mixture back up to simmering point then turn off heat; discard thyme sprigs before transferring mixture into food processor along with cooked rice noodles or orzo pasta (or any type of pasta that has been cooked according to package directions) and parsley leaves (stems removed before chopping finely); blend until smooth adding some additional stock if needed so that stuffing reaches desired consistency (you can also use an immersion blender instead). Taste test for seasoning -you may want more salt& pepper at this stage too!
Baklava with orzo chicken stew is a delicious Greek dish
Baklava with orzo chicken stew is a delicious Greek dish that comes from Crete, where it’s made with baklava (a sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened) and orzo (a type of pasta shaped like rice). The word “orzo” comes from the Italian word “orzotto,” which means “little barley.
This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser
This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only does it require simple ingredients, but it’s also quite easy to make. These are great desserts for after dinner, or you can make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve—they’ll be ready in minutes! This recipe is also perfect for kids because it requires few steps and an understanding of cooking concepts like melting butter.
We hope you enjoyed this Greek dish as much as we did. If you like this recipe, we have other traditional Greek recipes on our website that you can check out too!
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