Dutch Oven Polish Chicken Paprikasz
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4 - 5
chicken ) i used boneless, skinnless chicken thighs)
paprika (i did not use the hot kind). this may seem like a lot, but it is worth it.
tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
sour cream optional
Wash chicken. Place chicken in plastic container. Add 1/3 cup paprika, 1 tbs salt, 1 tbs pepper. Cover and let martinate 1-2 hours at room temp.
Roughly chop onions and bell peppers into mid-size chunks. Melt 3 tbs butter in dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Uncover, give onions a good stir. Add bell peppers. Give another good stir, cover and let cook for 10 minutes. In the meantime, heat 2 tbs olive oil in pan and brown chicken on both sides.
Peel and roughly chop garlic. Add chicken and garlic to dutch oven. Stir, cover and let cook 10 minutes.
Add tomato, 1/4 cup paprika, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Stir, cover, and let cook 25 minutes over low - medium heat.
After 25 minutes, stir. Taste. Add more salt and paprika if needed. Cover and let cook about 15 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
In mixing bowl, whisk thouroughly flour and about 3/4 cup of hot liquid from dutch oven. While whisking, pour in the chicken broth. When no more flour chunks appear, pour it all back into dutch oven.
OPTIONAL: Add 1 tablespoon sour cream (or more, if you like more).
Turn off heat, cover and let sit for about 30 minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!
Last Updated: Mon, Nov 4, 2013