An easy dinner idea and you can serve it with rice, potatoes, spinach, vegetables, over a salad or turn it into a sandwich. This is a great recipe and we probably make it once or twice a month in our household. Also, if you prefer pork or beef feel free to use that instead of chicken.
Chicken can be delicious when cooked right. However, it’s very easy to end up with a too dry or too chewy version. Here is a great recipe for baking chicken breast or chicken tights.
This is a quick Pasta Sauce recipe that you can make with any leftover meat you have – grilled, broiled, pan-broiled, roasted – chicken, beef, pork, turkey, pancetta, ham. We tried it all and it works very well. Continue reading
This is definitely one of my kids favorite dish!
This is another recipe that our Estonian reader sent however we do have this in Romania too, we call it Racitura or Piftie. In Romania Jellied Pork is a traditional dish around the Christmas and New Year’s Eve time. Continue reading
In Romania we used to make this dish without sausage (we used to call it French Potato Dish – Cartofi Frantuzesti) however, I got to taste the Hungarian version with sausage and I really liked it.
Since the Czech recipe for Chicken Paprikash was very popular, I thought to add the Hungarian recipe for this dish.
- 1 chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
- 1 large onion
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 heaped tbsp ground paprika
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 large tomato
- 1.5 cups sour cream
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- Cut the chicken in pieces
- Heat the oil and cook the chopped onion. Remove from heat and add the ground paprika.
- Add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes
- Reduce heat, season the chicken and cover with a lid
- Add the chopped peppers and tomato
- Add a little water and continue to cook.
- Combine the sour cream with flour and add when chicken is cooked. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes.
This recipe was sent by one of our Czech readers, Thank you Jana! this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it.
I actually remember when I went to Prague, Czech Republic I tasted this and I absolutely loved it. Traditionally the Chicken Paprikash is served with bread dumplings so both recipes are provided below.
Chicken Paprikash (Kure na paprice)
- 1 chicken (3-4 lbs)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped bacon or butter
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- salt to taste
- 1 ½ cups water
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons flour
Cut chicken into small pieces. Wilt onion in bacon or butter; add paprika, chicken, and salt; brown. Add water, cover, and simmer until tender (about 45 minutes). Remove chicken from pan. Mix sour cream with flour, stir carefully into pan; simmer gravy for 5 minutes. Strain over chicken. Serves 4 to 5.
White Bread Dumplings (Houskovy knedlik)
- 4 cups instantized flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 4 cups diced stale white bread
Sift flour into a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat together salt, egg yolks, and milk, and pour into flour. Work dough until it is shiny and does not stick to bowl; cover, and let stand for 1 hour. Work in the bread. With floured hands, shape dough into 3 to 4 rolls, 8 by 2 ½ inches. Bring about 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pan and put in dumplings, making sure they do not stick to bottom. Cover, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on each side (20 – 30 min in all). Remove from pan with 2 plates or a large skimmer. Make a cut across the center of 1 dumpling to make sure it is done, and then slice all into ¾-inch pieces with a thin sharp knife or a thread. Arrange slices in a heated bowl. Serves 6 to 8.
This recipe is more for advanced cooks. If you prefer, you can buy the dumplings in your local store in the freezer section (Heinens carry them).