Paprikash

Years ago, a Czech hockey manager taught me to make this dish. I haven't made it in years and I have no idea why. I tweaked the original recipe a bit and it certainly will not be years before I make this again. This is one of the best dishes you will ever eat!


I had some legs I needed to use but a whole chicken would be good or legs and thighs. These were skinned but you could make this with the skin on to add flavor and just remove the skin later.

Saute' a large onion in a few tablespoons of oil. Use a white onion if you have one. The Czechs taught me that certain onions work better in particular recipes.


Sprinkle the onions with about 2 teaspoons of freshly cracked black pepper and some sea salt.


Add 4 teaspoons of sweet paprika.


Add 4 diced garlic cloves.


Stir them all around and cook until the onion begins to soften a bit.


Add 6 cups of chicken stock.


Add a container of Knorr's condensed chicken stock.


Submerge the chicken in the stock.



Bring the stock to a boil. Cover and simmer for about an hour to an hour and a half. The chicken should be falling off the bone and should shred easily. If you used chicken with skin, now is the time to remove it.



Remove all of the meat from the bones and shred the larger pieces.


Add them back to the stock.


In a separate bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of flour, 1/3 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of cream. Slowly add hot stock and whisk it in to temper the mix.


Add hot stock from the pot, whisking until the cream mixture is warm and liquid.


Now add the cream mixture to the hot stock and chicken. Stir this around and cook over medium heat until it begins to thicken a bit. You don't want it to be too thick.




I served this mixed with orreciette pasta sprinkled with dried dill. I would prefer fresh dill but I had none. This would be great served with spaetzle or with Czech knedliky.

The guys here were moaning as they ate this. It is that good!

Comments

I do have a lot of chicken in the freezer that I need to do something with. There's just two things missing otherwise I could have done it already tonight :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
A Czech hockey manager? You have a wide circle of acquaintances, LOL!
Barb said…
That looks so good. I made the bean ham soup today. The house smells wonderful!
TARYTERRE said…
I love paprika. I make a Hungarian Goulash with it here. But this Paprikash dish looks DELICIOUS. It's like the perfect food to start a NEW YEAR. Your friend the Czech hockey manager, served you well.
Leighway said…
Joyce, I wanted to ask you about the Magic Mixer you use, but cannot find an email address on the blog. Is there an address I can send my question to before I invest in what looks to be a wonderful item? Many thanks, sandy keefe-leighway
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SharleneT said…
I haven't had paprikash in a gazillion years and totally forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder and great recipe. Now, that we're having a bit of cold weather, this should be perfect. Happy New Year!
Suzanne said…
Oh it looks wonderful (as per usual)