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Friday, June 18, 2010

Chicken Paprika- Simplfied!


I have had chicken a lot of ways, but haven't had this dish in quite a while! When I say "simplified", I mean I cut corners in the traditional recipe and went with the basic flavors that give this dish it's taste. I took two large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, salted, peppered, and added onion powder, before dumping sour cream over them. I then sprinkled paprika (a fair amount!) on the sour cream, covered them in a casserole dish and baked them at 300F for quite a while! They came out very flavorful, but as this kind of chicken isn't prone to getting tender, they were still tender enough to eat and enjoy! With a side of left over broccoli casserole, it made a passable meal...
I'm struggling with new ideas as to what to eat lately- I think we all go through this occasionally!
Enjoy your week end, everyone!

32 comments:

Intense Guy said...

You might have to "branch out" and go Thai or something...

A quick skim though your previous posts doesn't seem to have any Chinese food jumping out at me.

Akelamalu said...

You're right we all get to a stage when we think "what the hell can I eat tonight?" Luckily it doesn't usually last long. :)

buffalodick said...

I.G.- I enjoy that cuisine, but it is often more work than buying take out!
Ake- I've been spending more time thinking about it than cooking!

Marjie said...

It must have been "chicken night" last night, because that's what we had, too.

Jeff B said...

Sometimes I just want the food fairy to zap something into existence for me so I don't have to think about what to cook.

buffalodick said...

Marjie- It had a nice flavor, but I'm sick of chicken breasts!

buffalodick said...

Jeff- I lose momentum cooking sometimes...it is usually only for a few days...

Brian Miller said...

i hear you...T and the boys come back tomorrow and i am running out of options until then...

Heff said...

Donna usually butterflies her breasts, and sticks things inside them (oh, yesth!)

Lea Ann said...

You're looking to branch out? I've got a great orange/avocado recipe on my blog from about a month ago.... (ok I promise, that's the last time I'll poke you with my stick)

Jhonny walker said...

I have a hungarian recipe ( from my hungarian friend, Maria, who incidentaly is super good cook) which uses paprika and onion to make a lovely chicken dish.

yours's is great too

BTW if you are inclined towards chinese take out and yet not one for making it ( time et al), I have a post today that might make you think otherwise :)

JW

G-Man said...

When i go thru that, I usually just fry up some bacon...hehehehehe

buffalodick said...

Brian- I burn out once in a while..I'll be back!
Heff- I would like to watch!
Lea- You and your knobby green whatever they are....
Jhonny- I do stir fry, but with just two of us- easier to order out!
G-man- Bacon is good!

blueviolet said...

I have the same things over and over every week. I'm so boring that way.

buffalodick said...

BlueV- Same doesn't mean bad! I just like to mix it up some days...

doggybloggy said...

it seems like its unanimously chicken!

Vickie said...

Hi BD! I'm back from vacation with 100's of blogs to catch up on. This looks & sounds really delicious . . . I could eat roast chicken 3 nights a week and not get tired of it. :)

Pam said...

I'm feeling kind of burned out too. Luckily I still have a zillion foodie photos in my folder, so no one needs to know I had leftover pizza and ice cream for dinner tonight.

~~louise~~ said...

I have just the "cure" for you! Today is International Picnic Day and we're playing the Picnic Game over at my blog. I remembered that post you just did the other day so I know you can't pass up a good picnic. Perhaps, its the perfect tasty diversion. Drop by and pick a letter if you so choose. We played last year and it was FUN!!!

I'm sorry I can't get too excited about your chicken recipe. I admit it sure sounds simple though:) As I told you the other day, I've been playing with thighs these days. So much more flavorful. Whenever I get stuck, I page through old cookbooks and try to reconstruct the recipes. I've come up with some doozies!!!

Thanks for sharing. This too shall pass...

Eternally Distracted said...

If that's what you describe as a passable meal I am very, very glad that I live far enough away to be happy in the knowledge that I'll never have to invite you for dinner!!

I think if I had made that 'passable' meal I would have told everyone about it for ever and a day... beans on toast would never taste the same again ;)

Ily said...

That's it?? Just those five ingredients?? I have these things in the house...so guess who's eating chicken tonight?

Let me know how long to leave it in the oven...and I'll let you know how the family likes it.

Thanks, Buff!

buffalodick said...

DogB- The next night it was chicken sandwiches..
Vickie- Hope vacation was fun!
Pam- I want fish for Fathers Day!
louise- I'll take a look today....
E.D.- I'm just getting tired of those chicken breasts..
Ily- I went 1-1/2 hrs to try and get it a little more tender...

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Well, the chicken looks good! I know, I get in the cooking doldrums from time to time. You feel like you are eating the same old thing all the time. I actually had a simple pasta last night. I can't remember the last time I made pasta! Odd because it is so common.

buffalodick said...

Fingers- I'm craving pasta, too!

LaDivaCucina said...

Hello! I am UP with the culinary throwdown winner! I'm sorry I can't stick around to comment, have 18 year old niece in town and am still working! Thanks for playing! x

John McElveen said...

Buff-- the wife does this famously! Cuts the Breast into pretty "Fingers, and it not only makes a great presentation...but is awesomely Goot!

Also--If tired of it- ease some Cream'o Chicken/ or Mushroom over it and stretch, it further to keep any leftovers moist. Adjust cooking time for this batch.

J

Barbara said...

I'm not a huge fan of chicken breasts...really prefer thighs and legs. And I have it several times a week too. Still, your recipe would work with any cut of chicken.

Hope something special is planned for your Father's Day!
Have a relaxing day. Let someone else do the cooking!

buffalodick said...

Diva- Hard to beat 9 dishes! Congrats to Eggplant!
John- Sour cream tenderizes to a degree- different flavor was tasty..
Barb- I don't mind cooking, but I'm hoping for seafood!

Mona said...

Try the same one with tandoori Chicken Masala. You will get one on an Indian store!

buffalodick said...

Mona- I will, just for you dear!

Ally said...

oh my that looks so dee-lish!

John McElveen said...

Thanks Buff!!! Great suggestion!

J