A 15-minute paprika chicken recipe that uses on-hand ingredients for big flavor!
Can I just tell you how funny it is to hear a 2-year-old say paprika?
J has been a late talker, compared to M who was very verbal, very early. He’s taking his time and I’m not the least bit concerned, but man, it makes for some hilarity. (And also confusion. Sometimes I have no idea what he’s saying!)
Paprika is one cute example. Another is my mom’s favorite phrase to make her grandchildren say: “purple turtle.” I know, not very useful since turtles aren’t purple, but my niece said it in the cutest way when she was little, so we’ve tried to force all the grandchildren that followed to do the same.
And it really is precious when they stumble over those words. “Per-ple tur-tel.” As is paprika in the mouth of my little boy. “Preeka!” “Pap-park!” “Prpka!”
I love this recipe for the big flavor that comes from so few ingredients, and ones that are easy to keep on hand so you can throw this together any ole night of the week.
And my tip for cooking chicken on the stove: cut it up! I think it’s way easier to cook chicken strips or pieces than whole breasts. It’s faster and more even cooking and you also don’t have to risk having a big chicken that’s not cooked all the way through.
Also, I think it stretches the chicken to cut it up. You can’t serve someone half of a chicken breast (at least not without insulting them) but once you’ve cut it up, you can usually get away with using 3 chicken breasts for 4 people.
I do love when easy and budget-friendly get together for a delicious dinner party at my table.
I serve this paprika chicken over some brown rice — drizzle on the extra pan juices! Don’t forget the extra pan juices! — with a veggie side (steamed broccoli, asparagus and peas, a simple spinach salad). It would also be lovely with potatoes. Then again, I think everything is lovely with potatoes.
And sometimes I even throw some diced zucchini, peppers or mushrooms into the pan with the chicken to use up whatever’s in my veggie bin in the fridge. Very adaptable. Very forgiving.
Hope you enjoy this easy go-to chicken dinner!