Being one quarter Ukrainian, every once in awhile I get the urge to “get back to my roots” and cook up some delicious Ukrainian fare. As a non-mommy, it was a lot easier to commit the time needed to create the mouth-watering perogies and cabbage rolls commonly associated with Ukrainian cooking, so I had to search out a few new, fast, and easy recipes to satisfy my cravings. This Chicken Paprikash has nearly no prep, so it was the perfect dinner in a flash. Use the sour cream as suggested for a creamier flavor or leave it out altogether if you prefer to experience the full paprika spice experience.
Ukrainian Chicken Paprikash
- 3 large onions sliced into half circles
- 3 cloves of garlic (or more if you like!)
- 3 chicken breast halves
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 1/2 cup rose wine
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Salt and pepper as you choose
- Melt the butter, add the onions and sauté until the onion are tender and transparent.
- Sprinkle in the delicious paprika, yummy garlic, stir to coat and sauté one minute more.
- Toss in some salt and pepper and your wine. Stir and move the onion mixture to one side of the pan.
- Grab those chickens and give them a few rounds with the meat mallet and toss them into the empty side of the pan. Cover the chicken with your colourful onion mixture and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and repeat.
- When the chicken has cooked for about twenty minutes, remove the onions, add the sour cream and serve with pasta, rice or for a delicious texture twist, try it a top a hot mound of gnocchi. Delish!
Serve with beets for an especially authentic Ukrainian feast.