Braised Paprika Chicken

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Savor the rich and aromatic flavors of Braised Paprika Chicken, a dish that promises to delight your taste buds and become a cherished recipe in your culinary collection. This recipe, known for its tender chicken infused with the warm tones of paprika and robust natural flavors, is perfect for a cozy dinner.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper generously.
  2. Brown the Chicken: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is golden brown and crisp, about 5-6 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Cook the Aromatics: In the same skillet, add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the Paprika and Liquids: Stir in the sweet and smoked paprika, cooking for a minute to release their aromas. Pour in the chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Braise the Chicken: Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, ensuring they are submerged in the sauce. Cover and simmer on low heat for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender.
  6. Final Touches: Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories450
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol130mg
Sodium690mg
Total Carbs13g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Protein39g

Enjoy your Braised Paprika Chicken with a side of mashed potatoes or a light salad for a balanced and satisfying meal!