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  • 1 broiler chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 c. manestra(orzo)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 c. canned tomatoes
  • 3 c. boilng water
  • salt and pepper to taste


Clean chicken and cut into serving pieces. Heat olive oil in pan and brown chicken on both sides. Add onion, cinnamon, tomato and season to taste. Add one cup of water, cover and cook over low flame until chicken is almost done. Remove cover, add pasta and 3 c. of boiling water, adjust seasoning and cook over low flame until pasta is tender. Add more water if needed. Stir occasionally, being very careful not to break up chicken pieces. Stand before serving.

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