Chicken Paprikish

Trying new foods usually excites us.  This recipe looked like a winner – but in taste I would suggest you do not skip the hot-paprika.  We used just sweet paprika and the result was little bit bland.  Healthy and high in Vitamin C worth the try.  Next time we will spice it up.

Prep Time: 20 minutes                    Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth (or homemade stock see here)
  • 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup red peppers, chopped into 1-2 inch square pieces)
  • 1tsp + 1 Tbsp sweet Paprika
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp hot Paprika (or) ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • ½ tsp caraway seed (optional)
  • ¾ cup Sour Cream

Cut onions, tomatoes and red peppers all into pieces 1-2 inches.  Trim the chicken breasts of visible fat (SAVE the scraps by freezing to make homemade chicken stock).  Pound chicken with something heavy until they are about 1 inch thick.  Cut chicken into large cubes or cook whole.  Season with 1 tsp sweet paprika, salt and black pepper to taste.

Heat 2 tsp olive oil in frying pan and cook chicken over medium-high heat about 5-7 minutes.  Add 1 tsp of olive oil, onions and cook until browned (4 minutes).  Add 1 Tbsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp hot Paprika and the caraway seed (optional) and cook 1 minute more.  Add tomatoes and peppers and cook 2 minutes.  Add the chicken stock and cook 3 minutes until the stock is bubbling.  Add the browned chicken cubes or breasts, turn heat low and simmer 2-3 minutes.  Turn off heat and let mixture for a couple of minutes then add sour cream stirring to combine.

You can serve with noodles or rice or in a bowl just like a stew.

Darling Daughter’s Notes:  I loved the chicken and the sour cream sauce but I don’t really like the tomato skins.  Mom said it took to much time to peel them. Not my favourite … sorry.

Suggested Nutritional Values: Calories 232, Protein 12g, Carbohydrates 14g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 8g, Total Fat 14g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 268mg

Great Mineral Bonuses:  Phosphorus 25%, Vitamin A 32%, Vitamin B6 37%, Vitamin C 80%, Niacin 42% 

Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions:   Using fresh tomatoes helps reduce sodium and is a great source of Vitamin C.  Leave out the tsp of salt to lower sodium intake to and help heart health.  You may use a light or fat free sour cream if you wish – however in our family we prefer to use unprocessed or ‘real’ foods that have less chemical or processed ingredients.

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