Don’t Be Chicken

For some reason, cooking chicken scares a lot of home cooks. It’s easy to get wrong, but it’s just as easy to get it right. This simple and straightforward recipe from Chef Denise will remove any doubt you may have about conquering the mighty yet humble chicken. Compliments of and to the chef.

CHICKEN PAPRIKA

INGREDIENTS:

4 pc chicken breast 8 oz. each

1 small onion chopped

3 Tbsp. oil

4 Tbsp. Hungarian Paprika

2 Qt chicken stock

250 ml Half+Half

¼ -1/2 cup flour

Salt

DIRECTIONS:

Sprinkle salt over chicken pieces one hour prior to cooking

In large pot sauté onion in oil until translucent

Stir in Paprika

Slowly add chicken broth (home made broth is the best), bring it to a part-boil and reduce the heat to simmer

Immediately, add salted chicken pieces

Cook for 20-30 minutes, (inner temperature 165F)

Remove the chicken, set aside

Add mixture of Half+Half with flour to the sauce and generously whisk it

Season it with salt if needed

Pass the sauce through the sieve

Serve the chicken with dumplings, spatzle or rice

Dobrou chut

Denise


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