I received a wonderful Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven for Christmas this year -- isn't she the most beautiful orange? :)
It was difficult to decide which recipe would be the first in my new pan - but this recipe won the race! I have read multiple recipes for Chicken Paprika; ingredients varied but they all looked tasty. I took a couple of the ideas, picked my favorite parts and created this hearty meal. It is a filling and comforting meal on a cold night - and bonus, it is really healthy.
3-4 large chicken breasts, thawed
2 Tb paprika plus 1 tsp
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tb minced garlic
8 oz button mushrooms, quartered
16 oz baby carrots
1 can collared greens
1 can low sodium chicken broth
2 Tb flour or cornstarch
In a medium baggie combine 2 Tb paprika, salt and pepper. Cut chicken breasts in half, then place in baggie. Shake till chicken is coated in seasonings. Heat a couple tablespoons olive oil in a medium stock pot or dutch oven - sear chicken on all sides, just till slightly brown, then remove from pan.
Add garlic and onion to pan, add a pinch more salt and pepper plus the extra teaspoon of paprika. Cook till onions begin to caramelize, stirring often. Next add carrots, continuing on medium heat cook carrots for 3-5 minutes.
Partially drain liquid from greens and add them to the pot. Then the mushrooms, stir well.
Pour broth into a large measuring glass or small bowl and whisk in flour or cornstarch till there are no lumps. Add to dutch oven and stir well. Nestle chicken breasts back into pot, put on the lid and simmer on medium-low for 15-20 minutes - till carrots are tender and chicken is cooked through.
Taste - I needed to add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp more salt and pepper.
Serve hot over rice, quinoa, cornbread or by itself as a thick and hearty stew.
*Use cornstarch to make recipe completely gluten free!
*This is a wonderful one pot meal - if you don't want to leave it simmering on the stove top (and you are using a dutch oven) you can bake in the oven at 375 degrees 15-20 minutes.
-Casserole Gal Kristen-
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