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Chicken Oreganata Recipe

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I grew up in an Italian family who were first generation imigrants from Naples, Italy. One of our favorite dinners was chicken oreganata. It smells wonderful while cooking and the juices it creates are yummy when sopped up with crusty Italian bread. I have passed on this traditional dish to my children and grandchildren and they all love it and make it. Whenever this dish is baking in the oven, it gives me pleasant memories of my mom and grandma in the kitchen teaching me how to make this chicken,
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 90 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 90 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken cut up into desired pieces.
  • 3 lg. sweet onions sliced
  • 6 lg. cloves of garlic chopped not minced
  • 1 lg. bunch Italian parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Arrange chicken pieces in a 9 by 12 baking pan. Spread onions, garlic, and parsley over chicken. Sprinkle oregano, salt and pepper over all. Add olive oil over all chicken.
  2. Bake in 350 degree oven till juices run clear and all is well browned. Baste every 20 minutes. Yield: serves 4
Notes: Notes: Can add more chicken pieces in a larger pan and increase ingredients accordingly. I always add more legs and thighs because our family like dark meat most. Also, folks eat more of this chicken than normal because it is so delicious. We serve it with crusty Italian bread for dunking. A side of spaghetti is good with it too.

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