Susans Scribblings: November 2015

A Pretty Paprikash - smells great and tastes better!

There they were - 4 chicken breasts on the bone - staring at me from the counter. 

What to do  -  what would be great for dinner?

Ah ha!

Chicken Paprikash over Aztec Rice!

What you need is:

4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would work too)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 large orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon hot paprika or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup chopped dried Apricot (or Golden Raisins)
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups cooked rice, your choice (I love Aztec Rice: Colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, amaranth)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
6 tablespoons sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until just cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, bell peppers and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.  (it looks gorgeous!) 
Stir in the sweet and hot paprika and cook for 1 minute; add the tomato paste and cook another minute, stirring. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to maintain a steady simmer. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a plate. Spread the rice in the bottom of the casserole dish and sprinkle the chopped dried apricots on top and then add the chicken and any juices. Pour the sauce over the whole mixture. Bake until the casserole is heated through and the top is browned lightly, 40 minutes.
 
Top with the chopped parsley and serve with a dollop of sour cream.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsSusan Emo • November 27 2015 07:12PM
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