Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kvrgusa - Bosnian Chicken Pie

Kvrgusa is a traditional Bosnian dish that is made by baking pieces of chicken in a flour, egg and milk batter and when it is done it tastes like a chicken pot pie.  It is a very simple dish and very tasty too.  My family did not make this dish at home that often, but whenever I ate it when we visited our friends or family I loved it.  The last time I had this dish was a few years ago when we visited our close friends and neighbors while visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina and like anything that they make, it was very delicious.  Today, I decided to try making it myself and we had it for dinner.  Here is the recipe that I came up with:


  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds of chicken (or 1/2 of a chicken)
  • pinch of Vegeta (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk (to add to sour cream at the end)


  • Heat oven to about 450 F
  • Beat the eggs, then mix four, salt, eggs and 1 1/4 cups of milk well until batter is smooth

  • Cut up the chicken into pieces
  • Pour some oil into the baking pan to coat evenly and put in oven to heat up for a few minutes
  • Take out the baking pan and evenly pour mixture into it
  • Transfer chicken pieces into the bowl where you had the batter and sprinkle with Vegeta (or salt) and mix well
  • Place chicken pieces onto the flour batter in the baking pan
  • Put in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until it starts browning a little
  • Lower temperature to about 420 F and keep baking until chicken is fully cooked and browned
  • In the meantime mix 3/4 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of milk
  • Take out Kvrgusa and pour the sour cream and milk mixture over it evenly

  • Put back into the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes
  • Take Kvrgusa out and let cool for a few minutes
  • Serve with green lettuce salad seasoned with olive oil, vinegar and a few pinches of salt

Prijatno!  : )


  1. Thank you so much, I have been looking for this recipe many years, you just explain it so easy and exactly the correct traditional Bosnian way. Thank you again

  2. Thank you Diana! I am so glad that you liked my recipe! :)