Tuesday, October 16, 2012

OLD-FASHION HUNGARIAN BAKED CHICKEN

1/2 stick butter
1 chicken (approx. 3 lbs), cut-up
paprika for dusting chicken
1 small head (1/2 to 3/4-lb)green cabbage, cored cut into thick slices (about half inch)
salt and pepper to suit your tastes
2 red apples, cored and sliced (do not peel)
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 tbsp grated lemon rind
2 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp sugar sugar
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Melt the butter in a large skillet that has a lid.

Sprinkle a dusting of paprika over the chicken pieces; brown on all sides in the hot butter.  Place lid on skillet, reduce heat to low and cook chicken for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan or dish.

Place the cabbage slices over the bottom of the butter dish or pan.  Sprinkle cabbage with salt and pepper.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes or until cabbage is almost tender.

Remove cabbage from oven, remove foil, and layer apple slices and onion over the cabbage.  Sprinkle the lemon rind, caraway seeds, and sugar over all.  Top with the chicken pieces.  Replace the foil and bake another 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through.

Remove from oven and sprinkle the Swiss cheese over the top.  Return to oven approximately 5 minutes to melt cheese.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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