Creamy Paprika Chicken !!


Cooking Instructions
Searing the Chicken
First, heat olive oil over high heat in a big skillet. Once it is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook them for about 4-5 minutes per side until they are golden brown on both sides. Take out from the skillet and set aside.


The Creamy Paprika Sauce
In that same skillet add some more olive oil if needed and sauté garlic minced enough fragrantly. Then add sweet paprika and smoked paprika to taste. Using a spatula , slowly pour chicken broth into the pan making sure to scrape all the brown bits from its bottom. Allow simmering for few minutes.


Bringing It All Together
Chicken into Sauce

Return chicken breasts back to this pan while moving around so as to mix well with sauce. Pour cream into sauce while stirring it using a spoon.


Simmering For Taste

Bring down the heat to low allowing everything to simmer for about fifteen or twenty minutes till chicken is cooked completely inside out as well as sauce thickens.


Serving Suggestions
Best Side Dishes

Creamy Paprika Chicken pairs beautifully with:

Mashed potatoes

Steamed rice

Buttered noodles

Garnishing Tips

Sprinkle some fresh parsley or chives on top for a pop of color and added flavor.

Variations & Substitutions

Different Types of Paprika

Try different types of paprika for distinct tastes:

Hungarian paprika for a sweeter taste.

Hot paprika for extra hotness.


Dietary Modifications
To make a lighter version, use half-and-half instead of heavy cream. In order to keep it dairy-free, replace it with coconut cream.

Tips for the Perfect Creamy Paprika Chicken


Cooking Tips
Get the pan hot before adding the chicken so that there is a good scorch.

Don’t try to hurry up the process of simmering because this is what will ensure that all the flavors are mixed together perfectly.


Common Mistakes to Avoid
Don’t overstuff your skillet while browning your chicken; it needs some space for better results in browning nicely.

Do not neglect deglazing with chicken broth as brown bits add much taste into the sauce.


Health Benefits
Nutritional Information
Creamy Paprika Chicken is not just yummy but also healthy. Chicken breasts provide lean proteins and paprika gives additional antioxidants and vitamins.


Benefits of Paprika
Paprika has high content of antioxidants which fight inflammations and improve general health. It also contains a lot of vitamin A which is good for eyesight.


Storing and Reheating
How to Store Leftovers

Put any remaining food in an air-tight container in a refrigerator for three days at most.


Reheating Instructions
Heat gently on low stove-top flame by adding slightly some chicken broth if sauce becomes too thickened by then.


And that is it – a delightful and comforting Creamy Paprika Chicken recipe that your family will love. It is such an occasion dish because of its intense smoky taste and creamy sauce. Why not give it a shot and experience the magic yourself?


Four boneless skinless chicken breasts

Two tablespoons olive oil

One cup chicken broth

One cup heavy cream

Two tablespoons sweet paprika

One teaspoon smoked paprika

Three cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste.



Preparing the Chicken:

Pat dry the breasts of chickens with paper towels.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.

Searing the Chicken:

Olive oil can be heated in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook breasts until they turn golden brown on both sides (about 4-5 minutes each side).

Remove from skillet and put aside.

Making the Sauce:

Add more olive oil if need be in that very skillet.

Sautee garlic which has been minces until it smells good.

Blend in sweet and smoked paprika.

Slowly pour in chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of skillet.

Let it simmer for some time.


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