Bulgarian Dish: Chicken and Cabbage

One of my favorite things about traveling is discovering new recipes that are easy and delicious. This dish is my favorite Bulgarian recipe, and I know you will love it too! It feeds a family of four easily, and can be made in a jiffy. This dish is served everywhere in Bulgaria, and is a go-to dish for the cold winter months. You can also add a few extra ingredients, like onion and parsley as well. If you like okra, (I’m lookin’ at you Southerners), I think that would also make a nice complimentary vegetable to throw into the mix. If you add okra make sure it is fresh, not frozen, and sliced. I made the traditional dish, and kicked it up with some red pepper flakes. Serve this dish hot in shallow bowls, with a yeast roll or sliced fresh bread.

1-Medium to Large Cabbage
2-Large Tomatoes
1-fresh family pack chicken (drums,wings and thighs)
3 Tablespoons-Paprika
1 Tablespoons-Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tablespoons-Black Pepper
2  Tablespoons-Salt
3/4 cup oil

3/4 cup vinegar
Chop cabbage into medium pieces and place in a large casserole dish
Chop tomatoes and mix in with cabbage
Add all spices to the cabbage and tomatoes, and mix well with hands
Add vinegar and oil to the cabbage and tomato mixture
Place chicken parts in casserole on top of the cabbage and tomatoes
Bake in 400 degree oven for one hour and half, and make sure to continue to stir throughout the cooking time
This is an amazing dish! I hope you  enjoy it as much as I do!