Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry Kosher (coarse) salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste Garlic powder to taste Dried oregano to taste Sweet or hot Hungarian paprika

  2. 4 tablespoons olive oil

  3. 2 medium-size onions , finely chopped

  4. 2 to 3 cloves garlic , crushed

  5. 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes , coarsely chopped, juices reserved

  6. 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

  7. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  8. 2 large green bell peppers , stemmed, seeded, and chopped

  9. 1 pound white mushrooms , sliced

  10. 1 cup nondairy sour cream Hot cooked egg noodles, for serving

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Season the chicken on both sides lightly with salt. Then lightly sprinkle pepper, garlic powder, and oregano over the chicken. Finally, season with the paprika—very liberally if using sweet, a light sprinkling if using hot. Set the chicken aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a Dutch oven or other large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cook, stirring, for 1 minute more, and then transfer the onions and garlic to a plate. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pot. When the oil is quite hot but not smoking, add the chicken pieces and brown them on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pot. Stir the tomatoes with all their juices, tomato paste, the reserved onion/garlic mixture, and the red pepper flakes into the pot. Return the chicken to the pot, making sure to cover all the pieces with the sauce. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the bell peppers and mushrooms and continue to simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes. Just before serving, remove the chicken from the pot and keep it warm. Add the sour cream, if using, to the sauce and heat it over medium-low heat, being careful not to let it boil. Serve hot, spooning the sauce over the chicken and noodles.


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