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Chicken Obara

  • 30/09/2004
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 – 6
  • 50 min

Obara is the specialty of Slovenian cuisine. This main soup-like meal was prepared from different kinds of meat, in some regions from frog legs, and the most known is the chicken obara.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 600 g chicken
  • 40 ml oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsley root
  • 30 g celery
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon rind
  • marjoram
  • bay leaf
  • vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Put carved chicken onto oil and fry on all sides.
  2. 2.
    Add chopped onion, carrot, parsley and celery cut into rings or strips and shortly sauté everything.
  3. 3.
    Then add salt, starch diluted in some water, stir well and pour with 800 – 1000 ml of water. Add Vegeta, pepper, marjoram, bay leaf and lemon rind.
  4. 4.
    Cook in light fire until the meat gets soft. If desired, add vinegar to get sour taste.


Serve the chicken obara with cooked potatoes.


An original side dish to obara is buckwheat flour polenta.

Little secret

Lemon rind will provide a special taste to this meal, as well as a few drops of lemon juice instead of vinegar.


This meal can be frozen
Freezing: Before the meat is completely cooked, remove the meal from the stove. Chill, distribute by portions into appropriate dishes with covers or plastic bags and freeze.
Unfreezing: Thaw over night in the refrigerator or for a short while at room temperature. Slowly heat up obara and add vinegar as desired.
Durability: 60 days.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 281 / 1.175 - -
Fat g 15,49 - -
Carbohydrates g 3,88 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,79 - -
Protein g 30,24 - -
Salt g 2,14 0 0
Vitamin A μg 3.929,50 98 79
Vitamin D μg 12,00 6 6
Vitamin C mg 9,39 13 10
Niacin mg 18,63 133 93
Potassium mg 348,27 9 9
Calcium mg 38,30 4 4
Phosphorous mg 227,85 28 28

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)