Sep 30, 2009

Easy Goulash

This is a dish I grew up with, my mom used to make it very often  when we where kids. Maybe I should say this dish is inspired by the one my mom used to make, I simplified the dish a little to suite my boys taste and the time I have to spend on cooking during weekdays . It's much faster then the one my mom used to make but just as delicious.
I used boneless chicken tights because they cook much faster than chicken drumsticks, but any of them would be delicious in this dish.


1 lb.                  boneless chicken tights
3                       big potatoes ( or 3 medium, recommended golden Yukon)
1 tbsp               vegetable oil
1                       small onion chopped ( recommended viddalia)
1                       clove garlic minced
7 1/2 oz            caned tomatoes cut up or same amount of tomato sauce.
1/4 cup             water or chicken stock
2 tbsp                smoked paprika ( or hungarian paprika)
1/2 tsp               sea salt
1/2 tsp               caraway seeds
1/2 tsp              dried  marjoram
1/4 tsp              dried thyme
1                       bay leaf ( optional)
2 tbsp+ 2 tbsp water to thicken sauce if needed or desired
Pepper to taste.

 Cut the chicken tights into 1-inch cubes, set aside. Peel and dice  the  potatoes, set aside.

In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, heat  the 1 tbsp of oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Drain off the fat. Add the potatoes, tomatoes (or tomato sauce), 1/4 cup water, paprika, salt, caraway seeds, marjoram,  pepper and thyme.

Bring to a boil , reduce the heat. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender about 15-20 minutes, and the chicken is cooked.

Stir together the 2 tbsp of flour and 2 tbsp of water. Stir into the chicken goulash, and cook and stir until thicken and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. This step only if needed, if you like a thicker sauce.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream over hot cooked noodles, or polenta.



My Little Space said...

Oh my, this looks so delicious!

Laura said...

It is, and it's fast to make also.

alison said...

arata tare atragator!baietii cred ca l-au savurat!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What an easy, comforting dish!

Laura said...

HI Simona,
Le place gulash in special toamna cind este nevoie de comfort food.

Laura said...

Thanks C.C.
It is, fast and delicious.

eatlivetravelwrite said...

Oooh - a chicken goulash - perfect for this weather we're having all of a sudden!!!

Laura said...

i know what you mean. It's cold outside! Fall is here.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
this is indeed what one needs in such weather,good 'n' comforting food.thanks 4 sharing.

Laura said...

Hello Rekha,
Yes, the fall is upon us, now we need comfort food.

The Chickenless Chick said...

Are the caraway seeds traditional? There's a lot I don't know about goulash! Looks tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Yes the caraway seeds and paprika are traditional to Eastern Europe.

Sophie said...

Your chiciken goulash looks wonderful & so tasty!

Laura said...

Thanks Sophie.

Divina Pe said...

Beautiful dish with such lovely color. With polenta or noodles and some sour cream on top, that makes it a comfort food. Thanks for wonderful recipe.

Laura said...

My pleasure Divina Pe,
and yes it is a comfort food.

Sage said...

Looks amazing! I always thought you had to have beef for goulash; now I find out I can make your recipe with chicken;I will try it. I love Spaetzle and think it will go great with this.Thanks

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great dish! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

My pleasure Andrea.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe and all the flavours! Definitely going to try it!

Laura said...

Thanks Ruth,
It's easy comfort food at it's best.

Scott said...

Couldn't find "chicken tights" so used chicken thighs and it was yummy!

Laura said...

I'm glad you liked it. Even if you didn't use chicken tights (LOL)

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