Hungarian Sticky Chicken
1 chicken cut up or the equivalent chicken parts, skin on. (Do not use boneless
1 large onion peeled and chopped
2 cups of raw white rice, washed in cold water and slightly drained
1 heaping Tbs. of Hungarian Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 small green or banana pepper chopped
1 Bay leaf
1 1/2 cups water
6 peeled and seeded fresh tomatoes chopped -OR- 1 can of whole tomatoes, not
drained but pulled apart.
If you have it, use a heavy black iron pot with a heavy lid. If not a dutch oven
Put into pot 1/2 cup of lard and just brown all sides of chicken legs, wings,
breasts, backs, etc. If you have liver and gizzards use them also. Remove
chicken from pot and set aside.
In the juices and lard in the pot, sauté 1 chopped onion along with the 2 cups
of rinsed raw rice. Just sauté rice and onion until onion is transparent. Stir
in 1 heaping Tbs. of Hungarian Paprika and 1 1/2 teas. of salt.
Into pot, add 1 chopped green pepper, and one can of whole tomatoes that were
not drained but pulled apart. Throw in 1 bay leaf and mix up the rice and veggie
mix. Now layer the browned chicken into the rice and veggie mix. I just scoop up
some rice mix and lay chicken underneath the rice layer. Give the pot a shake to
Now start the pot to simmer on a moderate heat on top of the stove, when it all
starts to cook, LOWER THE HEAT and put the cover on and DO NOT LIFT UP THE COVER
FOR AT LEAST 60 MINUTES.
You must slowly cook and give it a shake once in a while, but do not uncover.
You will smell the wonderful aroma of cooked chicken when it is done.
If you smell burning, your heat is too high. Use the lowest heat possible; you
can hear if it is cooking.
Adjust salt seasoning, this dish should not be sloppy like a stew, it should be
Serves 4 to 6.