043 Croatia – Istrian Chicken Žgvacet

043 Croatia - Istrian Chicken Žgvacet2

Istrian Chicken Žgvacet

Žgvacet comes from the northwest part of Croatia, a peninsula called Istria, that is next to the Adriatic coast. It is a type of stew similar to goulash, and can be served with pasta, gnocchi or homemade “fuzi” (type of homemade pasta).

Ingredients:

1 package of boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces (cubed)

3 tablespoons of oil (I prefer grapeseed oil)

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup of tomato sauce

1 tablespoon of flour

1/2 cup of red wine

chopped fresh basil (or dry basil) to taste

Vegeta to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat up oil and sauté onion until fragrant

Add cubed chicken breast and garlic and sauté for a few minutes

Add flour and mix well

Add wine, tomato sauce, basil, Vegeta, salt and pepper and mix well

Cook until the meat is done (about 30-40 minutes)

Serve with gnocchi, pasta or homemade “fuzi”

Original recipe found here:

http://worldtravelerrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/08/istrian-chicken-zgvacet-stew.html

Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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