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).


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


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:



Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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