Braised Paprika Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Braised Paprika Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Braised Paprika Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sskoko

Makes 3 servings



From EatingWell: January/February 2009 ? Subscribe to EatingWell Magazine Today! Sweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken the best flavor. This is a good ?pantry dish? since you should have the basics on hand and only need to purchase the chicken. You may vary the recipe by using cubed veal shoulder instead of chicken and mushrooms instead of peppers. Serve with whole-wheat orzo flavored with minced parsley or dill.

Recipe Ingredients for Braised Paprika Chicken

8 oz chicken thighs
1 chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 tablespoon butter
1 cup finely diced onions
1 pinch of sugar
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley, dill and/or chives

Recipe Directions for Braised Paprika Chicken

  1. Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towels and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and sprinkle with sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are very soft and light brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Stir in bell peppers, tomato paste, paprika and crushed red pepper. Add the chicken and stir it gently into the onion mixture. Sprinkle with marjoram and add broth. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over medium-low heat until the chicken is very tender, about 50 minutes.

  4. Just before the chicken is done, whisk sour cream, flour and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until smooth.

  5. When the chicken is done, remove it to a plate. Stir the sour cream mixture into the sauce; return to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce coats the spoon. Reduce heat to low, return the chicken to the sauce and reheat, about 1 minute. Serve garnished with parsley, dill and/or chives, if desired.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
349
Calories from Fat
143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.9g
24%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
123mg
41%
Sodium
386mg
16%
Potassium
581mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
8.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
41.7g
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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