Pulled Chicken Paprikash is our made-easy twist inspired by the classic Hungarian dish “Chicken Paprikash”—pure soul food. In this recipe paprika shines in all it’s glory providing flavor, brilliant color and health benefits. Typically Chicken Paprikash is simmered for an extended period of time in a sauce that begins with a paprika-infused roux. In our test kitchen, we decided to slow-cook the chicken making a really delicious simple broth instead and then making a quick sauce with fresh ingredients. It works and if you have leftovers, the flavors builds becoming even brighter.
This set-it and forget it recipe is a perfect weeknight meals when using a slow cooker. It’s simple, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, Paleo friendly and down-right delicious! Pair this Pulled Chicken Paprikash with roasted cauliflower, quinoa or rice.
We recommend putting your chicken in the slow cooker in the morning. Then at dinner time, simply make your rice, roasted cauliflower or quinoa and while that is cooking you’ll make the sauce, pull the chicken and serve all with-in about 15 minutes.
Paprika’s Health Benefits:
Paprika is made from grinding capsicum peppers into a fine powder and is packed with carotenoids giving it deep red hues. Paprika also contains lutein and zeaxanthin supporting healthy day-time vision and its’ vitamin A supports healthy night vision.This special spice can boost your vitamin E and give you some iron too.