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Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle

When my folks originated from Austria in the early 1900s, they brought many of the recipes they enjoyed in the old country. This wonderful dish is one of them.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (16 ounces) whole onions, drained
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika, divided
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons capers with juice
  • SPAETZLE:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • In a heavy skillet, saute whole onions in butter until lightly browned. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute chopped onions until tender. Set aside.
  • In a large plastic resealable bag, combine flour and 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika; add chicken, a few pieces at a time and shake to coat.
  • Place chicken in skillet; brown on all sides. Add the salt, parsley, broth and remaining paprika. Cover and cook over low heat until juices run clear, about 45 minutes.
  • For spaetzle, in a large bowl, stir the flour, eggs, milk, salt and baking powder until smooth (dough will be sticky). In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Pour dough into a colander or spaetzle maker coated with cooking spray; place over boiling water.
  • With a wooden spoon, press dough until small pieces drop into boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes or until dumplings are tender and float. Remove with a slotted spoon; toss with butter.
  • Remove chicken from skillet; set aside. In the same skillet, stir in the sour cream, capers and juice and onions. Return chicken to the skillet and gently heat through. Place spaetzle on a platter and top with chicken. Serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 450 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 987mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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