I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chicken Paprikash

* Exported from MasterCook *

Chicken Paprikash (Authentic Polish Recipe)

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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : 10 Points

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 medium onion -- sliced thinly (or chopped)
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons paprika -- heaping, (3 - 4) or to taste (Hungarian)
cayenne pepper -- (to taste), optional
4 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts -- (or whole
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup water -- (enough to cover chicken)
1/2 pint sour cream -- (or more to taste)
1 whole tomato -- cut up (optional)
1 cup flour
1 cup cold water -- (1-1/2)

Saute onion in butter. Add pepper and blend well then add chicken pieces.
Sprinkle paprika generously over top. Add cayenne pepper to taste. Add water
and broth to cover chicken with about an inch more. (I mix the water with
chicken broth for more taste.) Add tomato, if desired. Cover and let simmer
slowly till tender and chicken is done (if using whole chicken 1-2 hours).
Remove chicken.

You can add the sour cream to the pot at this point by loosening the sour
cream with some of the juice and then stirring it into the pot.
Or, you may wait and add it to your individual bowls when serving.

De-skin and de-bone the chicken (if using a whole chicken) and set it
aside. I then add 1 cup flour shaken with 1-1/2 cup cold water to the liquid
mixture to thicken it. It doesn't take long. Add the chicken meat. Bring
back to a boil to thicken.