Polish Baked Chicken Reuben

Having Polish family and being a quarter-Polish myself (if that’s a thing? – My Grandad was from Poland), I have been meaning to cook some authentic Polish cuisine, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long! The ingredients and flavours really do take me back to being a little girl going to visit family in Turek, Poland and staying with my Great Auntie who would cook us all these amazing feasts for breakfast and dinner, the table laid with so many different dishes and treats. My favourite times in Poland were always based around eating (naturally). I do miss Poland and visiting the family, but I’d really like to pick up some traditions through my cooking, so here goes (no pressure). Total calories = Approx 407 per portion.

I wasn’t sure where to start so when my Mum recently bought me a Polish cookbook for my birthday, I thought what a good way to just get stuck in. First dish that caught my eye – Baked Chicken Reuben. Initially I was worried there would be a lot of ingredients that might be tricky to find in the supermarket. This couldn’t have been further from the truth, I only had to go get one or two things! I also found a Potato Salad recipe in the same book that went perfectly with the chicken, check out this recipe here. A feast just for the two of us and it went down well…

Ingredients (for 2 people);

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 140g sauerkraut, drained and pressed.
  • 2 slices Swiss or mature cheese
  • 110ml Thousand Islands salad dressing
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

Method (Approx 45 mins in total);

  1. Set the oven to 180c. Lightly grease a baking dish and place in the chicken. Sprinkle on some salt & pepper seasoning.
  2. Top the chicken with sauerkraut and put the cheese slices on top. Pour the dressing all over and cover the dish with foil.
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top and serve.
  4. Serve with potato salad or vegetables of your choice.

Not a lot to look at but a tasty and comforting dish all the same 🙂 Don’t forget to check out the Polish Potato Salad recipe here to go alongside this. Please give this a cook and let me know what you think. If you have any other Polish meals you think I should give a go, please do leave a comment below.

If you have any recipe recommendations, questions or would like to collaborate with me in any way, please just email me at jensfoodblog@gmail.com!

Happy munching!





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