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It's often really tasty in Greece, at least in rural areas, where the chickens have had normal outdoor chicken lives. It's usually simply prepared on the grill or rotisserie, in the classic lemon garlicky κοτόπουλο σκορδάτο (kotopoulo skordato), seasoned with plenty of oregano and baked with olive oil and potatoes. Also you may see κοτόπουλο αλά κρεμ (kotopoulo ala krem) with mushrooms, garlic, tarragon, brandy and cream, served over rice. Chicken gyros is common too, although most of that comes ready-to-cook from a factory.

Some useful chicken words:

στήθος κοτόπουλου (stithos kotopoulou) chicken breast

φιλέτο στήθους κοτόπουλου (fileto stithous kotopoulou) chicken breast filet

κοτόπιτα (kotopita) chicken pie

κοτόσουπα (kotosoupa) chicken broth

μπιφτέκι κοτόπουλο (bifteki kotopoulo) chicken burger

μπούτι κοτόπουλου (bouti kotopoulou) chicken thighs

συκώτι κοτόπουλου (sykoti kotopoulou) chicken livers

κοτομπουκιές (kotoboukies) chicken nuggets

φτερούγες κοτόπουλου (fterouges kotopoulou) chicken wings

**κρέας από μπούτι (kreas apo bouti) dark meat

κοτόπουλο ελευθέρας βοσκής (kotopoula eleftheras voskis) free range chicken

κοτόπουλο τηγανητό (kotopoulo tiganto) fried chicken

ψητό κοτόπουλο (psito kotopoulo) roast chicken

άσπρο κρέας (aspro kreas) white meat

Text © Dana Facaros

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