I don’t cook with paprika nearly enough. I’ve got regular and smoked in my cupboard, but they rarely make it into my meals. Smoked paprika which is delightfully reminiscent of bacon adds a deep, smoked flavor to dishes…um, why aren’t I using this??

In the most recent Rachael Ray Magazine, she had a recipe for Chicken Paprikash and it was just the inspiration I needed to get the paprkia collecting dust in my cupboard into a meal.

Chicken Paprikash 2 + servings – inspired by Rachael Ray

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp red wine
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced into 1″ wide pieces
  • 2 Tbsp half & half (if desired)

Combine olive oil, paprikas and red wine in small dish. Whisk together and set aside.

Heat large pan over medium heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add chicken pieces. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add paprika mix and peppers. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, adding more paprika if desired.

If you would like it a bit creamy, add half & half and stir.

7 Comments (Reply )

  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    This looks like a perfect weeknight dinner! Can’t wait to try it – when I’m back on eating meat :)


  2. thehealthyapron
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I don’t cook with paprika enough either! My hubby loves it though! Sounds delish!


  3. Amy at TheSceneFromMe
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    I would love this dish just the way it is! Red pepper and paprika are wonderful together :)


  4. Dana
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    My mom used to make a version of chicken paprikash that I loved…. I remember it being so comforting but not too heavy. This sounds like a great version. I have to try it, and get my mom’s recipe!


    • Emily
      Jan 19, 2011 @ 10:08 am

      You will have to let me know, I would love to see what your Mom’s version is like!


  5. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    This looks delicious! I love love love Paprika – I definitely don’t use it as much as I’d like to!


  6. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    I was like what the heck is paprikash? Thats for the schooling! I love paprika and don’t use it enough but this looks delicious. And now I’m wondering why I didnt receive my latest issue of Ray Ray’s magazine.


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