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Kotopoulo me Hilopites (Chicken with Greek Pasta)

Kotopoulo me Hilopites (Chicken with Greek Pasta)

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Kotopoulo me hilopites (also written as hylopites), is a Greek dish with baked chicken in tomato sauce and then hilopites, (Greek noodles), are cooked in the sauce.

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Hilopites are a traditional Greek egg pasta which can be found in long form, similar to tagliatelle or they can be cut into little square pieces, like the ones I have used.

If you cannot find hilopites see how you can make them yourselves or you can substitute them with other egg pasta.

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I have lots of recipes I have gathered during all these months and for which I did not have the time to write about them.

So instead of writing a lot of things I thought that it would be the time to write some of these recipes and have them in autopost for the period I shall be away.

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How to make Kotopoulo me Hilopites

To make this simple dish not many ingredients are necessary.  Greek cooking is based on simple but good quality ingredients. 

The chicken is baked whole, or cut into pieces, in the oven with the skin on,  with olive oil and fresh grated tomatoes, which make the sauce. (In the video, I used chicken breast and thigh fillets).

When baked the chicken is removed and additional water is added, for the pasta to be cooked in the chicken-tomato sauce, which makes it extra delicious.

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It is then served with lots of grated myzithra on top or other cheese such as graviera, kefalograviera, kefalotyri or substitute with Parmesan.

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Kotopoulo me Hilopites (Chicken with Pasta)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Kotopoulo me hilopites means chicken baked with a traditional Greek egg pasta which can be found in long form, similar to tagliatelle or these are cut into little square pieces, like the ones I have used.


  • 1 medium sized chicken (about 1.200 grams) or just thighs and breast
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups ripe tomatoes peeled and blended
  • 1 cup white dry wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups hot water (add more, if necessary)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 500 grams hilopites pasta


  1. Wash the chicken and season inside and out with salt, pepper and oregano.
  2. Put it in a baking tin, breast facing down and add the tomatoes.
  3. Add the olive oil, wine and bay leaves.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and roast the chicken for about one hour and fifteen minutes, turning once.
  5. When roasted, remove chicken to a platter and add the hot water. Discard the bay leaves and add some more salt.
  6. Bring to a boil and then add pasta. Stir a couple of times until the pasta is cooked (about 20 minutes) and if needed add more hot water.
  7. Serve, grating some Greek dried Myzithra, graviera, kefalotyri, halloumi or any other hard cheese on top.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 31mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 10g

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Sunday 17th of August 2008

OMG..Oh My Greece!!!!

This I have to try..have to to, must to .... It's so interesting and I used to make my own pasta! Still have the machine stored in my cabinet. TIme to get that baby out from the hiding!!!



Saturday 16th of August 2008

Looks very tasty and easy enough to make. I don't have to tell you how much I love chicken :)


Friday 15th of August 2008

A lovely delicious chicken dish Ivy - you are making me drool girl *giggle*

Rosie x


Thursday 14th of August 2008

Hi my friends and thank you for your lovely comments.

Fearless kitchen, I think it would work with any fresh pasta containing eggs.

As Corinne said you can cut fettuccine into smaller pieces and make this dish.

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Thursday 14th of August 2008

Your mention of these three cheeses: Myzithra, kefalograviera, halloumi has me sooo curious. I would love to try these Greek cheeses one day!

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