Chicken Paprikash

This is a quick and really easy recipe. I don’t know why I have never tried this before. And besides the little bit of sour cream (or in my cream cheese), this is quite healthy and can be part of the regular menu at home, I think 🙂

I did run across it through spark people, which I initially joined before for weight loss (am using Loseit now). And am glad I went back to that site for different recipes.

I read a couple of other recipes though, and I went for the simplest way I can make it. The main ingredient of course is the paprika, which is the sweet version (I used the smoked paprika for the mexican chorizo). I am glad I bought these spices in Sydney. It is a bit frustrating here to just be able to find one kind of paprika, which, for all its intent and purpose, can either be as spicy as cayenne, or as mild as annatto powder. And the flavor is not that obvious.

So first, I sauteed some garlic and onions in the olive oil. I then added the paprika and let this roast a bit, but be careful that it doesn’t burn. Mine almost did. Add the chicken and let this “fry” a bit in the oil and the spices. Then follow with the broth. Let the chicken cook through, trying to shred it a bit while cooking, since the paprikash is like flaked chicken, almost. Once cooked, mine took quickly because it was breast fillet that was diced, add in the sour cream. Or in my case, cream cheese.

I knew this was going to be good, and it really is good!!! I love the flavors and taste. I am not sure how they eat this in Hungary, with potatoes? Or bread? Yeah, I will eat this with rice 🙂

Looks good!
Looks good!

Chicken Paprikash Recipe

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
chili flakes (optional)
1 chicken breast, diced
1/2 cup chicken broth (or water, plus salt)
2 tablespoons of cream cheese)

Saute the garlic and onion in olive oil. Once softened, add the paprika and pan roast for a bit. Add the chili flakes at this point if using. Add the chicken breast and let this be cooked, and covered with all the spices. Once  the outer part of the chicken is cooked and a bit browned, add the broth and cover. Let this cook through until done. Add the cream cheese and mix until melted. Serve 🙂


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