Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Simple Supper: Chicken Paprikash
Want a super simple supper that is cheap to make? Something easy to prepare that everyone will LOVE??? Give Paprikash a try!
Paprikash is a classic Eastern European dish complete with light and fluffy dumplings to top it off. YUM!
4-5 Lbs. Chicken (you can use boneless, but bone-in gives it better flavor. I recommend thighs for this dish)
1 T. Paprika
1/2 t. Ground Black Pepper
4 T. shortening or oil
1 Medium Onion, chopped
1/2 C water
8-16 oz. Sour Cream
1 t. Salt
Melt shortening in large skillet. Season both sides of chicken with paprika, salt and pepper. Place chicken in skillet and brown on both sides. Then add onion; drain off fat. Add the water, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until chicken is very tender.
Meanwhile, put a large pot of salted water on to boil. Combine egg, flour and salt to large mixing bowl and mix using wooden spoon or a stand mixer with a dough hook. Slowly add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until dough is the consistency of thick, sticky cake batter. Drop by teaspoons into boiling water and allow to boil until they float- about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
Remove chicken from bones. Return chicken to pan and add sour cream to your liking. Add dumplings and serve.
* My guys LOVE the dumplings, so I make 3 to 4 times the dumpling recipe when I make this.
~ Serve with salad!