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Paprika Chicken
Paprika Chicken

I first started cooking heavily with paprika after my first trip to Budapest. The city is famous for their paprika and have dozens if not hundreds of variations and spice mixes involving it. This Paprika Chicken is a product of my trip to the Central Market Hall in Budapest where I was able to discover new spices I had never cooked with before. If you ever get the chance to go there, I highly recommend planning a few hours, just to see all the stalls and their wares.

The best thing about this paprika chicken is just how easy it is to make. It is the perfect weeknight meal since there is less than 5 minutes of actual work, and 40 minutes of passive time while it is slowly cooking. I serve it with a side of onions, but you can use any root vegetables you like, such as carrots, potatoes, or parsnips.

Paprika Chicken before cooking
Paprika Chicken ready for the oven

Paprika Chicken Ingredients:

4 Chicken Legs

3 tbsp Good Olive Oil

2 tbsp Hungarian Sweet Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Salt

1 White Onion (or any root vegetables you want)

Paprika Chicken Instructions:

1. In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, smoked paprika (you can lower or raise the amount depending on how strong you want it. I like it to punch me in the mouth on the first bite so I keep it pretty strong, but feel free to cut it in half if you want), garlic powder, and salt. Add the Chicken Legs and toss to coat all the surface. You can use your hands to really get in all the nooks and crannies, just make sure to wash well after.

2. Slice up the onion to create a bed for the chicken. You can use a braising dish, or a disposable aluminium container. Add the chicken legs and pour the rest of the sauce over the top. Cover with foil.

3. Place in an oven pre-heated to 220°C, or 425°F and allow to cook for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 5 more minutes if you want to brown the chicken a bit more (or you have massive chicken legs for some reason).

Paprika Chicken

Notes:

You can use any part of the chicken you want, and if I can find a good deal on wings, I make Paprika Chicken Wings quite often. You can use boneless skinless breast, but I find it quite boring and prefer dark meat with this spice mix.

Other Chicken Dishes:

Korean Fried Chicken

Rustic Chicken Soup

Paprika Chicken

Paprika Chicken

An easy baked chicken dish that really packs a punch due to the copious amount of Hungarian Sweet Smoked Paprika!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: Paprika Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Legs

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Legs
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Hungarian Sweet Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, smoked paprika (you can lower or raise the amount depending on how strong you want it. I like it to punch me in the mouth on the first bite so I keep it pretty strong, but feel free to cut it in half if you want), garlic powder, and salt. Add the Chicken Legs and toss to coat all the surface. You can use your hands to really get in all the nooks and crannies, just make sure to wash well after.
  • Slice up the onion to create a bed for the chicken. You can use a braising dish, or a disposable aluminium container. Add the chicken legs and pour the rest of the sauce over the top. Cover with foil.
  • Place in an oven pre-heated to 220°C, or 425°F and allow to cook for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 5 more minutes if you want to brown the chicken a bit more (or you have massive chicken legs for some reason).
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