It is that time again….Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! Don’t know what Secret Recipe Club is? Go check it out here! Amanda puts so much work into coordinating this fun event each month. Thanks Amanda, you do a wonderful job!
This month I was assigned I Was Born To Cook. Melissa has an amazing blog! I had never seen her site before, but now I am so glad I found it! Melissa was born and raised in New Jersey, but comes from a Greek/Italian family. I think her tag line says it all “A journal of recipes, stories and more from the kitchen of a 1st generation Italian/Greek girl from New Jersey.” I immediately decided I was going to try something Greek. I had a really hard time picking; there were so many great looking Greek, Italian and Desserts recipes. But I stuck to my guns, and went Greek. And I guarantee I will be trying more of her recipes soon.
I finally decided on this Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken. I must say, I loved this chicken. Cinnamon is the Greek twist here for sure. I hardly ever use cinnamon in savory dishes. My husband didn’t like this as much as I did, but he ate a large piece, so he must not have had that many problems with it! The recipe calls for skin on, bone in chicken. I only had boneless skinless chicken breasts, but I think it worked well. It was still crispy on the outside, and moist and juicy on the inside. The sauce was amazing! I liked it so much, I put it on my couscous too!
Melissa got this recipe here by Cat Cora. Being that I am not experienced with this type of cuisine, I did not make any changes to the recipe (well, aside from the kind of chicken I used). I cut down on the amount of chicken I was making, because only two of us were eating it. But I made the full amount of the sauce. I had some leftover, but it was so good I am glad I made more than enough of it!