Braised Paprika Chicken

Bone-in chicken thighs and a hearty russet potato, diced, are ideal for soaking up this peppery sauce. Dovetailing Tip: Cook 6 additional chicken thighs to shred and use day 4 in Pulled Chicken Gumbo.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 668

2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs (about 6 to 8)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium yellow onions, quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium russet potato, small dice
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Combine kosher salt, paprika, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Pat chicken dry and rub the mixture all over. Place a 3-to 4-quart Dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat and add oil. When it smokes, add chicken, skin side down, and cook until well browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and repeat on second side.

Transfer chicken to a plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Return to stove on medium heat, add onions, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until golden and softened, about 3 minutes.

Add potatoes and broth and scrape the pan to incorporate any browned bits. Add chicken, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate and cover.

Bring sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, as desired. Add chicken, turn to moisten in sauce, and serve.


Recipe formatted with the Cook'n Recipe Software from DVO Enterprises.

Add Recipe to Cook'n

blog comments powered by Disqus