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Vegetable Stew-Đuveč with Chicken Meat

  • A wonderful Sunday lunch for a family of four according to my aunt's recipe, a fantastically tasty Serbian dish in combination with smaller chicken drumsticks and vegetables. You can definitely combine some other meat if you want. The taste of this dish will amaze you. Follow this incredible recipe.

Ingredients:  simple, total time: 75 min.
  • 2 Tbsp oil

  • 2 onions/ finely chopped

  • 2 fresh red long peppers/ 1 cleaned of seeds-diced and 1 fried diced and cleaned of seeds

  • 1 big potato/ cleaned and diced

  • 700 g chicken drumstick or other part/ can be beef and pork meat diced

  • 2 tomatoes/ diced, and peeled or 2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 150 ml juice of tomato

  • 1 carrot/ cleaned and diced

  • 300 ml cup of rice

  • 1 pack frozen vegetables “Flora” Bečej/ 450 g/ red peppers, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, parsnip, onion/

  • water/ about 600-650 ml

  • 1 teaspoon of red ground pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoon dry spice/ Vegeta

  • 1 Tablespoon parsley/ finely chopped.

  1. Wash the meat well and dry it.

  2. Clean red peppers from the seeds and cut in cubes. One red pepper, fry it in a little oil until it turns golden brown, and put it aside.

  3. Pour water into a small pan and let it heat up, before boiling. Leave for 5 minutes and cool the water. Put 2 tomatoes in warm water for 5 minutes, so you can easily peel them from the skin.

  4. Prepare all onion and carrot as described above. Frozen vegetables are already prepared in the package.

  5. Pour a little oil into a deep and wide pot, wait for it to heat up on moderate heat.

  6. Add the chopped onion and stir, simmer until it becomes softer and glassy.

  7. After that, add the prepared and washed meat, 1 tsp dry seasoning/ Vegeta, salt and pepper to taste, stir the ingredients well, and cover the pot. Cook on moderate heat about 10–15 minutes.

  8. When the meat is browned, add about 150 ml of water. Add diced potatoes, 1 fresh pepper and carrot stir the ingredients well, with adding water as needed. Cook for the next 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  9. After the specified time, add pack frozen vegetables, chopped tomatoes, fried red peppers, tomato juice, and rice, mix everything well, add more water as required, but enough so that it does not overflow the vegetables and meat. Reduce the heat and stir occasionally. Cook for the next 20 minutes, until the vegetables and rice soften a little. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and dry spice/ Vegeta.

  10. After the specified time, pour all the mixture into a 45 × 30 cm baking pan, add one teaspoon of ground sweet pepper and 250 ml water, stir everything well, place the meat on top.

  11. Bake in a heated oven for about 35–40 minutes. After 25 minutes, put aluminum foil.

  12. When it's done, sprinkle it with parsley leaves if you like. Serve warm. Buon appetito!

NOTE: Cooking in a pot takes about 35–40 minutes, and in the oven about 35 minutes. You can use it prepared in this way for the next 2 days. The rest of the food heat in the oven at 120 °C for about 10–15 minutes.

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