The other night while watching Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, I watched a lady making Chicken Paprikash. No recipe was given but I found a video of the show online and watched it over and over. Then I watched it over and over again and took notes. Then I made the sauce and then I made the sauce again and it turned out so good! I made homemade potato dumplings because that’s what the lady on TV made but you could serve it over noodles.
The recipe looks much harder to make than it really is. And, it’s definitely worth making!!
1 whole chicken, cut up
1 small onion, sliced
The night before you plan to serve:
Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder (anything else you want to add). Pour 1/4 cup oil over the chicken. Refrigerate overnight.
The day of serving:
Slice onion and place in 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Place chicken on top of onions.
Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour.
Ingredients for Potato Dumplings:
1-1/2 c. mashed potatoes – make sure there are no lumps or use instant mashed potatoes
1/2 c. sour cream
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 stick butter
Ingredients for Sauce:
¼ c. olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can tomato paste (I used about 1/2 cup of double strength tomato paste in a tube)
2 cans chicken broth (I used one quart of home canned smoked chicken broth)
1 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 T. beef boullion granules
1 T. chicken boullion granules
2 bay leaves
3 T. flour
1 c. sour cream
Directions for Sauce:
Saute onion, garlic and bell pepper in olive oil. Add tomato paste, chicken broth, boullion and spices.
Simmer slowly for about an hour. If too much of your liquid cooks out, add 1 cup (or more if needed) of water.
Add cooked chicken to sauce and simmer for another half an hour.
Mix flour with 1 cup cold water. Stir into sauce and continue simmering and stirring til sauce thickens. Stir in sour cream and continue stirring til dissolved. Return chicken to sauce. Serve immediately or keep warm til time to serve.
To serve, place cooked potato dumplings or pasta in bowl. Spoon meat and sauce over it.