Thursday, 18 July 2013

Chicken Paprika.

I'm always looking for new chicken recipes as it was one of my favourite meats to eat and chicken is so versatile. I've been on a mission this year to make dishes from cookbooks that I already have instead of going out there and purchasing new ones. This dish comes from one of my old favourites/bargain cook book entitled Cook Step by Step which contains over 300 recipes, all illustrated and which I purchased from the Book People at my previous job for £4. This dish is heavily influenced by flavours of Hungary and as such paprika is used to marinade the chicken and forms part of the sauce. I must say that this dish was easy to prepare as the oven completed the majority of the work. I liked the earthy flavour of paprika but next time I would add some crushed or birds eye chillies to give the dish a quick. I definitely would make this again and the dish would go down well for those who like tomato based dishes.
Here is how my chicken paprika turned out:
Chicken paprika

Recipe for chicken paprika

8 pieces of chicken thighs, bone in, skin on.
salt and pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tbsp paprika, plus more to taste
1tbsp plain flour
400g can chopped tomatoes
500 ml chicken stock
125ml soured cream.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark . Season the chicken pieces. Heat the oil in the casserole on top of the stove. Working in the batches, if necessary add the chicken to the casserole, skin-side down, and brown well for about 5 minutes.
Turn the chicken and brown the other side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the onion to the casserole and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes longer.
Stir in the paprika. Cook very gently, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, then add the tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper, bring to the boil. Return the chicken, cover and cook in the heated oven for 35-40 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate and serve warm with rice, potatoes or vegetables.



  1. I, too am guilty of not using my books as often as I should.
    This looks delicious. I love chicken in any kind of sauce!

  2. Chicken and paprika is one of my favourite combinations - it works so well!


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