Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ukrainian Roasted Potatoes and Chicken

It's a very common dish in Ukraine. Very easy, too.

3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (Yukon Gold is great)
1 small skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks (can use other meat, too)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp flour
1-2 bay leaves
1-2 peppercorns
Olive oil
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F. Add potatoes to a deep baking pan. Lightly saute chicken in olive oil; remove and add to potatoes. Saute onions until golden brown; mix flour into onions; add mixture to the pan. Add bay leaves and peppercorns. Some people also add paprika. Add water -- just enough so it barely "peeks" through the mixture.

Bake about one hour -- check several times to prevent overcooking.