09 March 2011

Polish Hunter's Seasoning Chicken

Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday and I decided to make a chicken dish, since on Ash Wednesday and every Friday we would be eating fish.

However, my older daughter has been sick for a few days now (Upper Respiratory Infection) so it needed to be something simple for me to make.

I ended up pulling a family favorite out of my bag of goodies...


1 family sized pack of Chicken Thighs
2 tablespoons of Polish Hunter's Seasoning (no Juniper berry and with ground pepper)
1 tablespoon of Salt
1 tablespoon of sweet Paprika
At least 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil

Optional:  Make with Marinade, see Note

Combine the Spices and Oil in a bowl together with a whisk.

Rinse Chicken under cool water and pat dry.  Loosen the skin from the meat and place a small amount under the skin, massaging a bit to allow to spread more under the skin and flavor the meat.

Pour a small amount over each piece of Chicken Thigh and spread under covered.

Bake at 425 degrees for at least 30 minutes to an hour, until they are brown and crispy and cooked through and juices run clear.


 Note:  If you wish to make using a Marinade, you can also make as Maria Strybel suggests in her book Polish Heritage Cookery, by combining 1 cup water, vinegar and dry white wine and the spices above, heating until boiled and turning off, allowing to cool completely before pouring over the meat.  Allow to sit in the marinade, rotating the meat occasionally, for at least one hour to several days before baking.


Chrystal said...

My husband is polish and I love new recipes. I like making him paska and hunters stew. I am following your blog now. Thanks for commenting on mine.

Anonymous said...

I always put any seasoning under the skin. Not everybody do that... Hope you daughter feels better.

Polish Mama on the Prairie said...

It makes the food taste so much better... :) Thank you, we just have to wait.

Chrystal said...

Hope your family is feeling better. I made this for my husband and he loved it! thank you! I stored the extra spice in a mason jar.

Polish Mama on the Prairie said...

Thank you. My older child is fine now and baby is still sick.

Glad to hear you all loved it! You can use the serasoning mix for a lot of different reasons...