Friday, January 18, 2013

Chicken Paprika

Well, I took some great pictures of this dinner, but my camera has been eating SD cards.  It has corrupted 2 of them in the past 2 weeks, so these pictures are gone.  I can tell you that the idea came from this cookbook, found at a library used book sale (of course).

This struck me as being a lot like beef stroganoff, which is always a big hit hereabouts, so I gave it a whirl, and received encouragement to cook this again....soon....

Without further ado, here it is, of course with the expected Marjie changes:


3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 onions, coarsely chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup water whisked with 2 tbsp cornstarch
1 pound sour cream
fresh or canned mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 350F (I used my convection setting).  Spray a large baking pan with cooking spray, spread one chopped onion over the bottom of the pan, arrange the chicken in a single layer, sprinkle with a bit of salt and copious amounts of paprika, and spread the other chopped onion atop them.  Bake until the chicken is nearly done, turning midway to insure even cooking.  Pour the drippings from the baking dish into a saucepan, spread the mushrooms on top of the chicken, and return the chicken to the oven.  Toss a handful or 2 of ice into the drippings to coagulate the fat, and scoop it out, then add the chicken broth and heat to a boil.  Whisk in the water/cornstarch mix, cook until it thickens, then turn down the heat and add the sour cream.  Stir until just combined, add more paprika if desired, pour over the chicken, and return to the oven for 5 minutes for the flavors to really blend together.  Serve over a bed of rice.

I served mine with sides of broccoli and asparagus, and I'm just plain peeved that my stooopid camera ate the pictures.  Oh, well...

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Faye Lewis said...

Sounds like a great recipe. I really need some new ones for my repertoire.

SissySees said...

Thank you for that!! It's very similar to a recipe a firefighter-friend once made and I've thought about, but couldn't remember all the ingredients, nor am I in touch with him anymore...

gMarie said...

That sounds yummy. Thank you - I have chicken thighs in the freezer and can smaller that for my tiny family. g

~~louise~~ said...

GREAT fine Marjie! I've been looking for that book for ages. We have a used book sale coming up at the end of the month. I'll be lookin'

Happy New Year to YOU and YOURS! I "hear" you have a blanket of snow up by you. We do too:)

Thanks for sharing the recipe, it sounds yummy and I bet those pictures looked pretty darn good too!!!

Sarah said...

It does sound like a good recipe. Interesting to toss in ice cubes. Haven't seen that before. Good luck with the camera.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sounds great and so easy, my type of dish.
Strange I have just had to buy a card for my camera, I lost 92 photos on the first day in Casablanca. Have now ordered a new camera as well! Keep warm Diane

Sue said...

I have that cookbook, though I'm not sure I've ever made anything from it.

Jan Mader said...

Easy is my find of cooking. Glad I'm still full from dinner. I always get hungry when I come here!