Sofia’s Chicken Paprikash

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Brilliant red paprika, the main seasoning in Hungarian cooking, gives this light version of chicken paprikash its color. Vary the heat by using hot, sweet or a combination of paprikas. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a side of steamed broccoli and a cool fruit salad for dessert.

Sofia’s Chicken Paprikash
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 large green bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons hot or sweet paprika

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

  • 1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each

  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add bell peppers and onion to the pan and cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add paprika and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine; increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until mostly evaporated, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to a lively simmer. Spoon some sauce over the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until the sauce is reduced and the chicken is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Sprinkle with parsley.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
259
Carbohydrates
15g
Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
26g
Cholesterol
69mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Potassium
735mg
Sodium
332mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 vegetable
3 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin C (135% daily value)
Vitamin A (36% dv)
Potassium (21% dv)
Magnesium (15% dv)

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