Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle Recipe
- 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 jar (16 ounces) whole onions, drained
- 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 (8 ounces) sour cream
- 3 tablespoons capers with juice
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1. In a heavy skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Saute whole onions until lightly browned. Remove and set aside. Saute chopped onions until tender. Set aside. Combine flour and 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika in a plastic bag. Place several chicken parts in flour mixture; shake to coat. Repeat until all chicken has been coated. Place chicken in skillet; brown on all sides. Add salt, parsley, broth and remaining paprika. Cover and cook over low heat until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, for spaetzle, bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil. Combine eggs, flour, milk, salt and baking powder. With a spoon, drop small dumplings into the water. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Drain spaetzle and toss with butter. Remove chicken from skillet; stir in 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. Ladle the sauce over all. Yield: 6-8 servings.
6 ounce-weight: 450 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 987mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.
Reviews for Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle
"This was a truly tasty meal, although I did cheat and buy a bag of good German spaetzle rather than making it as I was short of time. I also used boneless, skinless chicken cut up into bite-sized pieces."
"I meant to try this recipe for years but held back because I thought the spaetzle would be finicky to make and too much trouble. But making the spaetzle isn't hard at all! The chicken is delicious, too. I wish I had been making this since 1992."
"The spaetlze is terrific. I did not try the chicken. I topped the spaetzle with sauce from another recipe and my son ate it all!!"