Monday, January 26, 2009

Chicken Paprikash

This is a delicious Hungarian chicken dish. I was just in the mood one day last week to have some kind of different chicken dish. I find myself gravitating to basically the same type of chicken dishes over and over. This caught my eye since it was pretty simple and I had all the ingredients on hand, which always makes things easier. I find that I always tell myself I will "plan" next week's dinners ahead of time so I can be sure to have all the ingredients on hand but of course more likely than not it just doesn't work out that way! I have a habit of frantically searching the net or my cookbooks at the last minute for a new dish. I AM going to break this habit and be more organized and plan...we'll see. I'll let you know if that starts to happen! Anyhow, this recipe comes from a great website called A Year in the Kitchen. Ashlee has cooked and posted(get this) over 500 recipes the past year!!! I have NO CLUE how anyone can cook and post that much but I give her a lot of credit! This recipe is wonderful. I plan on trying many more recipes from her blog........I served this along with egg noodles. This is definintely a keeper because it is 1) tasty and 2) easy and 3) my son and husband both love it!!!!

3 lbs chicken cut into 8 pieces (I used 3 chicken breasts cut into chunks)

4 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp paprika

3/4 cup water

1 cup crushed tomatoes

2 cups sliced mushrooms

1 cup sour cream

1 tbsp flour

1 green pepper, cut into rings (I used one pepper, chopped)

Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook until transparent. Place chicken pieces in dutch oven, cook, turning often until lightly browned all over. Sprinkle salt and paprika over chicken, add 1/2 cup water and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup sour cream, flour and 1/4 cup water and mix well. Add peppers (I already added peppers when I added tomatoes.) Pour mixture over chicken and stir. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Place chicken in a deep serving dish, pour remaining sauce over.


Donna-FFW said...

Debbie- Hi! This looks wonderful. I make a similar one served over pierogies.. its a rachael ray one. Looks yummy.

Natashya said...

That sounds really good, I love this kind of dinner.
I am just starting to make a real effort to loosely plan the meal the day before - comes in handy for any soaking or defrosting that needs to be done!
And your pup below is too cute!

Ashlee Wetherington said...

your chicken looks great!
and i can't believe i posted over 500 too! haha.

Emily said...

I can only imagine how delicious this must have been. I love thick, rich sauces over egg noodles. Always comforting.

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks wonderful, a nice hearty, comfort meal!

Cheryl said...

Wow I have never heard of this, but it looks delicious, I must make it!

Pam said...

I love chicken paprikash and I haven't made it for a long time. Thanks for inspiring me to make it again - it looks great.