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Paprikás Csirke 🍴 Authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprika

Paprikás Csirke 🍴 Authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprika

When people often think of Hungarian food they often think of either Hungarian Goulash or Chicken Paprika This recipe for Chicken Paprika, is my daughter’s favorite dish.  Now that she is a young lady living on her own, she will always ask for this chicken when she visits. (How did she get old enough to live on her own?) Here’s a tip:  Do not mistake the tins of HOT and SWEET paprika in your spice rack. Having made that mistake of not really reading the labels for the hot and sweet paprika when my daughter visited once, I quite careful now! The chicken was bit spicier than usual but it was still wonderful to eat.  (She doesn’t like spicy foods.)  This is NOT smoked paprika in this recipe.  Smoked is yet another kind of paprika. My preference is to mix of Hot and Sweet Hungarian paprika in this dish. The small amount of Hot just gives it a bit more kick.  Always cook to your taste preferences!  It’s your dinner, adjust it. Mom only used the sweet paprika in hers and I love it that way also.  Sweet or kicked up heat this dish a full of flavor and comforting. Grandmother

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Hungarian Székely Gulyás

Hungarian Székely Gulyás

Hungarian Székely Gulyás is the hearty Hungarian pork and sauerkraut stew, This popular Hungarian Székely Gulyás dish is said to have been originally created in the town of Szeged which is the third largest city in Hungary, others believe that this dish was named after the famous Hungarian writer, and screen writer János Székely. The name may sound unusual or complicated but it’s a very simple to make pork and sauerkraut stew. This recipe version is one that Mom used to make on occasion during the winter.   My brother and I both loved this stew when she served it and later on my family, even my picky kids, loved it. One of the best things about this recipe is the pure simplicity of a few ingredients left to simmer and mellow into an extraordinary blend of aromas and flavors. These ingredients really do work well even if at the outset you don’t think it would. (Like me!)  I was very surprised that Mom added the sour cream to this dish the first time, but it works!  This dish is also fine without the sour cream but it does enhance the dish with a richer broth.  The sauerkraut from the

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