Considering I am Hungarian, I love Hungarian food and have eaten it my whole life! It may not be the healthiest, but Hungarian food is so delicious and has so many strong amazing flavors. Chicken Paprikash is one of the many amazing Hungarian dishes, and although it is time consuming, it’s totally worth it.
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 vadalia onion, chopped
- 1 whole cut up chicken (skin in tact)
- 2 Tbsp sweet paprika
- 3 chicken bullion cubes (or more to taste) 1 per cup of water added)
- 1 ptsour cream
- 1/2 ptwater
- 4 Tbsp flour (or more to thicken if you like)
- 3 Tsp. seasoning salt (optional, but adds flavor!)
For the Dumplings:
- 4 eggs
- 3 c water
- 6 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- If you have a pressure cooker, use it. If you dont, a regular big old pot will work just as well.
- Place the oil and chopped onion in a big pot. Cook over medium/high heat until translucent.(you dont want them brown, just tender) Take off heat. Add the Paprika.Mix it well.
- Put chicken parts in the pot and brown slightly with the onion/paprika mixture.(do it in batches if you have to and add additional oil in small amounts if needed)
- Add water to almost cover chicken. Bring to a boil, and add chicken bullion cubes ( a good rule is 1 cube for every one cup of water…just eyeball it. Also add the Lawry’s seasoning salt (if available).
- Cover and simmer for 25 minutes with a regular pot, or about 15-20 minutes with a pressure cooker.
- While the chicken is simmering, Mix the sour cream, water and flour together with a hand mixer or a Kitchen-aid mixer. Whip it smooth and set aside.
When the chicken is done, remove the chicken pieces to a colander to cool.Slowly add the sour cream mixture a little bit at a time to the broth, stirring constantly to incorporate into the broth.
Instructions for Dumplings:Bring a large pot of water to a boil.In a mixer combine eggs,water and flour and salt. Mix together to form a soupy dough.When water is boiling, scrape the dough into the water a spoonful at a time. This is easier if you dip the spoon onto the boiling water,so the dough will not stick to the spoon.After you scrape the dough into the boiling water, they should cook for about 7 minutes. When they rise to the surface, they are done.Drain and rinse.It makes alot of dumplings! But that is ok, they will be gone in no time!
Serve dumplings with sauce over them and chicken (if it is deboned), and you’re all finished!
Yield: 6 servings