Piletina na lovački {hunters chicken}
This Croatian hunters chicken, or piletina na lovački, is a perfect winter warmer that’s loaded with flavour.
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
Chicken
Noklice (dumplings)
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour, shake off the excess and set aside.Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high flame. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden, set aside. Toss the onions, capsicum, garlic and mushrooms into the pot you just used to sear the chicken. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the paprika, herbs, chilli (if using) and white wine. Simmer for 30 seconds, then add in the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add the tomato paste and tomatoes and bring to the boil again, then check for seasoning.
  3. Nestle the seared chicken pieces into the sauce and push down gently to coat. Reduce the heat and gently simmer for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve with noklice (dumplings), made just before the chicken is ready to serve.
Noklice (dumplings)
  1. Whisk the eggs, then add the sparkling water, stirring to combine. Whisk in the salt, flour and parsley, forming a thick and sticky dough.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Using two dessert spoons, form dumplings from the dough and drop them into the boiling water – be sure to swirl the boiling water around, making a whirlpool as you drop each dumpling in, to prevent them sticking on the bottom.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, dunking them down a few times until the they’re puffed and cooked through. Drain well, lay on a large plate and drizzle lightly with olive oil. The oil prevents them sticking together.
  4. Serve with the chicken and its glorious sauce.