You're absolutely right.
I shouldn't have posted about Paprika without including a recipe.
And the Homemade Meat and Poultry Seasoning Mix wasn't enough.
Here's a nice chicken recipe.
Like the Beef Stew, you have to start this a couple of hours before you need it.
But, it's an easy recipe.
And the stove does most of the work.
You just can't throw Chicken Paprikash together at the last minute.
Brown the chicken a few pieces at a time.
If you want Spatzle with less salt and more egg, use the German recipe.
Try Chicken Paprikash.
It's worth the wait.
Chicken Paprikash and Spatzle
Combine in a bag or large pot
3/4 Cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
Coat the chicken parts
(If the flour mixture is in a bag, shake the parts in the bag.)
In a dutch oven cook slowly
8 slices bacon
1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
Cook until golden.
Remove bacon and onion from the pot.
Brown chicken, skin side first.
Place all of the chicken in the dutch oven.
2 Tablespoons chicken broth
Cover pot. Simmer 30 minutes.
While the chicken is simmering,
in a large saucepan heat
2 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons flour
Heat, stirring, until bubbles form.
Remove from heat.
1 Cup chicken broth
Return to heat. Stirring, bring to a boil.
Cook 2 minutes longer.
2/3 Cup milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
When heated, remove from heat.
1 1/2 Cups sour cream
Mix in the precooked bacon and onion.
Pour sauce over the chicken.
Cook over low heat, stirring, for 5 minutes.
Cover tightly. Turn off the heat.
Let stand 1 hour (occasionally spoon the sauce over the chicken).
Reheat the chicken before serving.
While the chicken is standing, bring to a boil
2 Quarts water
2 teaspoons salt
In a medium bowl combine
2 1/3 Cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Cup water
Add flour/salt mixture
Stir until smooth.
Drop by half teaspoonfuls into boiling salted water.
Do not crowd.
After noodles rise, boil gently 5 - 8 minutes.
Remove noodles with slotted spoon and place in a large bowl.
Toss the spatzle with
1/4 Cup butter (or margarine)
The chicken can be prepared in advance and reheated when you make the spatzle.
Green beans or broccoli go well with the chicken.
Enjoy the paprika!!