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Chicken Paprika

We had a relative for dinner last night and wanted to make something that takes minimal kitchen time so that we could catch up on our lives.  I decided on Chicken Paprika I can cook most of it in advance to the simmering step when she arrives.  This gives me about 15 – 20 minutes to talk, then I only need to cook the noodles and finish the sauce during the last 10 minutes.    So if you are planning a dinner party, you might want to try this. 

Enjoy company more and being in the kitchen less…

Chicken Paprika

Serves 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Estimated Values per serving:

Calories = 460                                              Fat = 1 gram


Cooking Spray

6 skinless/boneless chicken breasts

3 tablespoons sweet paprika

¼ cup flour

4 cups onions – thinly sliced

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup chopped tomato

1 teaspoon minced thyme leaves

1 bay leaf

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 cup dry white wine

2 cups fat free chicken broth

1/4 cup fat free half and half

1 Tablespoon corn starch

1 package of yolk free noodles


  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of paprika and lightly coat with flour.
  2. Heat a sauté pan on medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Sear chicken pieces until brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and place in a tray.
  3. Add onions to the pan and sauté, covered, for 15 minutes on medium heat until golden brown, stirring often.
  4. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add the tomato paste, tomato, and remaining 2 tablespoons of paprika. Stir until well blended. Add the thyme and bay leaf.
  6. Add the vinegar and wine and scrape any pieces from bottom of skillet. Add chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the reserved chicken pieces and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Whisk half and half and corn starch in a small bowl and then add to pan.  Continue to simmer another 10 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  9. While simmering, cook egg noodles according to package directions.  Drain, rinse and transfer to a serving platter

10.  Transfer chicken to the serving platter.

11.  Pour sauce over chicken.