Pickled Cabbage Stew with Chicken
(Kalle, Kırklareli - from the Thrace Region)
2 pieces of chicken legs & 2 pieces of chicken thighs; skinned, deboned, and meat chopped
1 small onion, sliced
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 + 3/4 cups pickled cabbage (Sauerkraut), squeeze out the excess water, chopped
1/3 cup bulgur, large grain, rinsed
2-3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 1/2 cups hot water
Red pepper (red pepper flakes), crushed
Sauté the onion with olive oil and butter. Add the chicken, continue to sauté while stirring until the colors turn. Add the red pepper and tomato pastes, sauté for 1-2 more minutes.
Add the pickled cabbage and bulgur, stir. Pour the hot water. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked and bulgur softened, it takes about 20 minutes. Season with some crushed red pepper, stir. Cover and wait for 1-2 minutes then serve.
Makes 2 servings.