2 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 chicken thighs
2 large potatoes halved
4 tsp of sweet paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 cups water or chicken broth
2 tbsp flour for thickening at end
Place oil into skillet and add minced garlic with sliced onion. Sauté until slightly golden. Add chicken bottoms in, top down. Braise until skin is slightly brown, 3-5 minutes
Turn over and do the same to bottom half. Sprinkle each thigh with sweet paprika (1 tsp per thigh). Drop potatoes into pan, keeping everything level. If food is doubled up, it won’t cook evenly. Add salt and pepper to mix. Add 2-3 cups water and cover. Turn down flame, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Take off cover and turn chicken pieces over so tops brown. Add 2 Tbsp flour, stir and simmer for extra 5 minutes until gravy forms. Cover potatoes and chicken with gravy and plate. Sprinkle with paprika before serving. This is basically more “brown food” but it’s soft and a great comfort food for those chilly fall nights.
Serves two but you can double it!
(This recipe is from the Zacharias’ Family who came from Gdańsk. I think it’s “Chicken Paprikash” in Hungarian, but I’ve always called it this and never thought twice about why until recently)