Chicken Paprika

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Chicken Paprika
adapted from: The best recipes in the world
by, Mark Bittman

Garlic salt and fresh black pepper to taste
1/4 c lemon juice
1 pound chicken breast meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

Sprinkle the meat with the lemon juice, garlic salt, and pepper. Let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

1 T olive oil
1 T butter
1/2 c flour

Heat butter and oil in a large pan on medium heat. Drain excess lemon juice from chicken, toss the meat in flour, shake off excess, place in a single layer in the pan.


Brown gently on medium-low until golden, turn. Do not overcook. Remove to a platter when cooked.

1 onion diced
1 T olive oil
1 T Hungarian Hot Paprika, or 2 T sweet paprika

After sauteing, I like to add a teaspoon of water and steam for a moment to sweeten and soften.

Add oil to skillet, saute onion until tender. Sprinkle with paprika, toss to mix. Add chicken back to the skillet, gently toss to coat with paprika.

1 c sour cream
1/2 c chicken stock

Stir together until smooth, pour over chicken, mix gently to coat. Cover and cook on low for about 7 minutes to heat well, however, do not let boil.

Chicken Paprika, from Mark Bittman
Chicken Paprika
Serve with rice or buttered egg noodles. 


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  1. Melynda - that looks wonderful - chicken and paprika are such good friends. I love that smokey, earthy taste that paprika gives, and I love the tang of sour cream with this flavouring. Thanks so much for sharing it Tackling Bittman this week :-)

  2. Yum, this sounds tummy is totally growling :D TOTALLY!

  3. Chicken paprika is one of my absolute favorites! The call is so funny and cute - they knew the right person to ask.

  4. I can see how you feel when your client said you had help in home for cooking.It is funny. Chicken paprika sounds delicious.

  5. Yum on the Swiss Steak and yum on the Chicken Paprika. Ha Ha on the story. I can totally see it.

  6. Yes, cooking does make friends. Like us!

    Your Chicken Paprika looks delicious.

  7. Melynda-I have Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything book, which is also such a great book.
    Love your take on the chicken paprika, via/Mark Bittman. I make the traditional one with all the parts of the chicken, with the spaetzli.
    Next time I will make it with all boneless breast. Yumm!
    BTW-Stop by my blog for the $50 gift certificate giveaway, from CSN!

  8. Always a pleasure to say hi to a cooking friend. Have a great day! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  9. Your chicken paprika is making me hungry! My mom used to make it for us and its been ages since I've had it. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to have to make this soon.

  10. What a darling post, Melynda! The chicken looks wonderful too! You must be such a gift to the tenants there.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Love the story!! The recipe looks so good! I need to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Great recipe and love the story - it's very endearing to me that you would go out of your way to really relate to the seniors.

  13. I love your patience with the caller...good for you!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  14. Melly my love! I am just chuckling at your phone conversation, you know the movie phone guy? You could be the recipe lady! Very cool! Thanks so much for linking this to the Tackling Bittman Recipe hop and I hope you liked our friend Mark Bittman! I just got some special HOT paprika for christmas and I would love to try this recipe out using it! If you think about it though, we all DO have a lot of help in our bloggie home with dinner! Big hugs! Alex

  15. This is a fantastic mixing of flavors. I have never made it and you are convincing me to put it on my To Make list.

    Thanks for linking this to Tackling Bittman.

  16. YUM YUM and more YUM! This looks amazing!

    Thanks for sharing with the Tackling Bittman Recipe Hop!

    Dr. Laura

  17. Hi Melynda - I love that story - makes me smile.

    So glad you linked up with Cookbook Sundays - great reminder that I haven't made Paprika Chicken for ages, and haven't dipped into any Mark Bittman recipes for a while either.

    Sue xo


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