Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle
Recipe from Family Circle

Purchasing a whole, pre-cut chicken instead of individual pieces is much more economical and can save at least $2 per pound.

Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
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  • 1   
    whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into 12 pieces (2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 wings, breasts in thirds), skin removed
  • 1 1/4  teaspoons 
  • 2   tablespoons 
    vegetable oil
  • 1   
    medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1   
    sweet red pepper, diced
  • 3   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 2   tablespoons 
    sweet paprika
  • 1   tablespoon 
    smoked paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper
  • 2   cups 
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2   
    medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1   cup 
    sour cream
  • 1   
    box (10 ounces) spaetzle (such as Maggi) or egg noodles, cooked
    Fresh chopped parsley, if desired
Heat oven to 325 degrees . Season chicken pieces with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in two batches, 3 to 4 minutes per side (12 to 16 minutes total). Remove to a plate, keeping as much oil in the pan as possible.
Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and red pepper; cook 3 minutes to soften slightly. Mix in flour, sweet and smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broth, tomatoes and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and simmer 3 minutes to thicken. Add browned chicken back to pot, ladling a bit of sauce on top. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is very tender.
Remove chicken; cover to keep warm. Add sour cream to a bowl; whisk in a cup of the hot sauce to temper. Whisk sour cream mixture back into pot. Serve two pieces of chicken over cooked spaetzle with several spoonfuls of sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 482, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 128, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 48, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 31, sodium (mg) 598, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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