Chicken Paprikash and Homemade Bread Dumplings

What better way to welcome the first day of spring than to make hot ‘n’ spicy chicken paprikash and bread dumplings! If you’re sensing a sarcastic tone in that comment, you’re very right.  I actually had to check the calendar to make sure, ’cause I swear I saw a family of penguins heading over to my house for a cup of tea!

But all sarcasm aside, I’m glad I made the paprikash which, at the same time, is my contribution to this month’s challenge for Ajme, koliko nas je! hosted by Branka of  Dvi ribe, dva krumpira.

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Recipe:

For the paprikash:

  • 6 chicken thighs + 6 wings
  • 1/3 cup bacon, cubed
  • 1 cup button mushrooms
  • 2 meduim-sized onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lard
  • a splash of Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • salt, pepper

Cook the chicken in batches. Add chopped onions and garlic to the chicken and cook until translucent. Add the paprikas, tomasto paste, Worcester sauce and brown sugar and cook for one minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken stock and lower the heat. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

In a separate pan cook the bacon until browned then add the sliced mushrooms. Add them to the paprikash and cook for 15 minutes more.

Now, while the paprikash is simmering prepare the bread dumplings. Here’ s what you’ll need:

  • 1 bread
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2  cups bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper

Cook the chopped onion until it starts to brown.

Remove the bread crust and soak the soft part in milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze the excess liquid and transfer the bread to a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Let sit in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow to thicken.

Form dumplings and cook in water for 10-15 minutes ( Cooking time really depends on the size of the dumplings, but when they start to float, it pretty much means they’re done ).

Pair the dumplings with the paprikash and pretend it ‘s still winter!

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~ by kissmyartichoke on March 20, 2009.

3 Responses to “Chicken Paprikash and Homemade Bread Dumplings”

  1. pozdrav draga, poviri na moj blog čeka te neka nagrada pa ako želiš slobodno je preuzmi:))

  2. Sounds like a good dish. I am going to try the chicken ,

  3. I’m going to test this for the upcoming Paprikash cook-off, where I am a contestant. Any other ideas to improve, etc., would be welcomed. Has anyone tried Veal Paprikash?

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