Pulled Chicken Paprikash

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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.

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
6people 5minutes 10minutes 6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 6-8 hours
Method
  1. First slow cook your chicken by placing all chicken, bay leaves, and 3 pinches of sea salt in your slow cooker. Then add water so chicken is just submerged. Set slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. After 6-8 hours in the slow cooker, separate chicken from its’ broth. You should have fully cooked chicken and a beautiful clear broth. Simply place chicken in a medium bowl and set aside. Remove and discard bay leaves. Using hot pads, gently pour clear chicken broth from the slow cooker into a sauce pan.
  3. Next, add diced tomatoes and smoked paprika to chicken broth in a deep saucepan on the stove-top over medium heat. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree tomatoes into the broth. Then add diced green onions and simmer for 2 more minutes. Taste the sauce. You may want to add salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. While sauce simmers, gently pull apart cooked chicken. Add pulled chicken to the broth making sure chicken gets evenly coated. Ladle chicken and broth into a serving bowls, atop roasted cauliflower, steamed rice or quinoa. Add a dollop of sour cream and a few green onions for a perfect garnish. Enjoy!
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