Recipe by Cook Tara K.
This is a take on my Slovak Grandma's Recipe. I used Halushky for the dumplings. I made it without the potato-so I didn't use the blender. This dish is VERY filling (like gnocchi) and VERY inexpensive. You can make this main dish with the chicken or leave it out and have it as a side. Disclaimers: Grandma DID NOT use olive oil- she used olio (aka margarine). Grandma DID NOT use cayenne. Grandma DID NOT use a recipe- so this is my best guess to amounts and times.
- 1 dumplings, Halushky Halushky
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons dried onion
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (I use garlic infused oil)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4 chicken breasts (or whatever pieces you like)
- pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 -3 cups milk (use more or less depending on how much sauce you want and how thick you like it)
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Put olive oil, celery, and onion in a 12 in pan and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Season chicken with pepper and add chicken to pan. Sear on all sides.
- Once seared, add chicken broth and reduce heat to a simmer. If chicken is done when broth is evaporated, remove the chicken from the pan. If the chicken is not done, continue adding extra broth until the chicken is done.
- When chicken is done, remove from pan. If there is any remaining broth in pan, continue to cook till evaporated.
- Add olive oil and flour to pan and whisk until the flour, oil, and things in pan are all mixed and start to brown.
- Slowly add milk while whisking. I like to add 1/2 a cup at a time till I reach my desired consistency.
- Add bullion cube.
- Add sour cream.
- Add paprika, cayenne, and pepper until you reach desired spice level.
- Add Halushky dumplings and fold them inches.
- You can either lay chicken pieces on top or dice them up and fold them into your Halushky.