Preheat oven to 400?.
In a large flameproof casserole or dutch oven that will hold the chicken or the drumsticks, heat the oil, and brown the chicken pieces or drumsticks on all sides (note: browning in batches speeds up the process). Remove them from the pan.
Add the onion and cook it for 3 minutes or until it is soft. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano, pepper, and tomatoes. Sprinkle the chicken or turkey with salt and return it to the pan. Add 1/2 cup stock, or enough to come about two-thirds of the way up the chicken or turkey. Bring to a boil, cover the pan, and transfer it to the oven.
Cook the chicken or drumsticks for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender. Transfer it to a platter, cover with foil, and keep warm.
Bring the remaining 1 1/2 cups stock to a boil. Pour the stock into the casserole with the cooking liquid. Stir in the orzo or macaroni and transfer to the oven. Bake the pasta, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed, adding stock if the pasta begins to dry out.
Place the chicken or drumsticks on the pasta and continue cooking for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Serve at once..
Recipe Source: The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean, by Aglaia Kremezi and Jim Botsacos
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (686g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 524 (49%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 58.2g||78 %|
|Saturated Fat 15.8g||79 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 24.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 12.4g|
|Cholesterol 311.3mg||96 %|
|Sodium 509mg||18 %|
|Potassium 1225.1mg||32 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 53.9g||16 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 52.1g|
|Protein 76.2g||109 %|
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Calories per serving: 1060
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