With school and busy schedules revving up again, the need for fast dinners that you can pull off AND everyone will love is even greater. I get tons of requests for recipes from readers every week -- both here on weelicious and on Facebook -- but for some reason, one that I've been getting a lot of demand for lately is chicken paprikash.
Often you'll find recipes for this classic Hungarian dish swimming in a heavy cream sauce, but by adding just a little more sherry wine than most recipes normally call for and then boiling it down until the sauce starts to thicken, a dollop of sour cream is all you need to make a healthier version that is just as luscious as what you remember tasting as a kid. And while this dish may seem too fancy to be fast and easy, trust me, it is.
Chicken Paprikash (Serves 4)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Small Onion, diced
- 2 Cups Mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 Small Garlic Clove, minced
- 1 Tsp Paprika Powder
- 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 Lb Chicken Breast or Tenders, rinsed & cubed into bite-size pieces
- 3/4 Cup Sherry Wine
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup sour cream
Preparation1. Heat oil in a medium size sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions for 3 minutes. Add the mushroom, garlic, paprika and salt, and continue to sauté for 3 more minutes.
2. Add the cubed chicken and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the sherry and water. Bring liquid to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.
4. Turn heat off, add the sour cream and stir to combine.
5. Serve over pasta or rice.
* You can also use low fat sour cream