Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet

Homey Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet RecipeEasy Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet, a fantastic sandwich stuffing, and great on its own as a low carb meal!

Simple Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet Recipe
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One of the reasons I love to travel, is to experience the flavors and cooking styles of other cultures around the world.

Although the United States is a melting pot of nationalities, there are some international cuisines we don’t often enjoy in America.

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I mean, when was the last time you visited a Croatian restaurant in your hometown?

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Just because some cuisines haven’t gained popularity here, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthwhile.

In my lifetime, I want to taste them all!

Making Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet Recipe

Speaking of Croatian cuisine, on a trip to Croatia last spring I came across a simple homey dish that was so satisfying, I made a note to replicate it a home and share it with you.

My travel buddy and I were trying to hunt down the best cevapi (regional sausages served on bubbly bread) in a little coastal village called Pula, when we happened upon another inspired dish at a restaurant named Bistro Odisej.

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It was a sandwich filled with sautéed chicken, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and herbs.

It seemed to be made with basic ingredients, and was simply cooked on a flattop griddle, but wow was it ever delicious!

How to Make Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet Recipe

Piletina u Povrcu, or Croatian Chicken in Vegetables is an easy meal to make at home, allowing your family to taste the flavors of eastern Europe.

This Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet is so wonderful, because of its simplicity.

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It is made of chicken thighs and vegetables cooked in butter, with garlic, thyme, and smoked paprika. The smoked paprika is a key element, so make sure to grab it at the market.

Once sautéed, you can serve this Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet as-is for a low carb meal, or enjoy it Croatian-style, piled on fluffy bread.

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In Croatia, lepinja bread is used for such dishes. It’s a type of thick soft pita, or flatbread, with big airy bubbles and lots of yeasty appeal.

If you can buy a similar style of bread at a european (or middle eastern) market in your area, go with that. Otherwise, I find soft porous ciabatta rolls are the next best thing.

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Our copycat Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet is so delightful, you might find yourself enjoying the flavors of Croatia every week!

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4 comments on “Croatian Chicken Mushroom Pepper Skillet

  1. Agness of Run Agness Runposted October 23, 2017 at 7:07 am Reply

    This would be my new favorite lunch recipe. I’ve never tried a Croatian dish so I am very inspired to try it. Is this a traditional Croatian dish?

  2. Kathleen Millerposted November 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply

    This was sooooo good. I sent the recipe to my brother who is always looking for good chicken recipes and (who loves to cook). He made it right away, even before I did, and emailed me back … HIS comment … “OMG … This is a KEEPER !!! He also told me to make SURE I used SMOKED paprika … the entire house smelled GREAT. Admittedly, I was a bit timid using the smoked paprika since I had never used it before, and the recipe would definitely have been tastier if I had totally followed directions. But, my brother is right … THIS ONE IS A KEEPER !!!!

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted November 6, 2017 at 8:30 am Reply

      YAY!!! I’m SO glad you both liked it Kathleen. Thanks so much for reporting back! :)

  3. Sharonposted November 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm Reply

    Looks delicious. I will serve with noodles…might also try with shrimp sometime.