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Smoked Paprika & Herbed Chicken

Smoked Paprika & Herbed Chicken
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By: Susan Joy

This is a simple one-pot chicken dinner full of flavour. The sauce is packed with vegetables and immune-boosting chicken broth. Serve this delicious smoked paprika and herbed chicken over low-carb cauliflower mash. The whole family will love it and it makes the best left-overs.

Serves: 4-6 | Prep Time: 00:15 | Cooking Time: 01:10

Ingredients

  • 1kg skinless chicken thigh(s), cut pieces in 1/2 or into 1/3rds for extra large pieces 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, or ghee 
  • 2 med onion(s), finely diced 
  • 3 tsp garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced or finely grated 
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 3 tsp Italian herbs 
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 cup (250ml) organic passata/tomato puree 
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken broth/stock 
  • 2 med carrot(s), finely diced 
  • 1 large celery stick(s), finely diced 
  • 1 small purple skinned sweet potato, with white flesh (or swede can be used) finely diced 
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste 
  • Green tops from 2 – 3 spring onion(s), finely sliced or chives can be used  

Directions

Heat a large 32cm heavy-based frying pan with a lid on high-medium heat (you can also use a dutch oven pot).

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Add oil to the pan and brown the chicken on both sides in 2 batches. This will add colour to the chicken. Remove and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium and add the onions to the pan, add extra oil if needed to the chicken grease left in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, smoked paprika, Italian herbs and turmeric, stir them through the onions while cooking for a further minute.

Return the chicken to the pan and stir it through the onion and spice mixture.

Pour in the passata and broth, and stir.

Add the carrot, celery, sweet potato and salt. Mix well and bring to a simmer. Add a lid to the frying pan and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and allow the sauce to reduce a little for approximately 15 minutes.

Stir through the sliced spring onion greens and serve over cauliflower mash.

To make Cauliflower Mash use: 1 large cauliflower, 1 1/2 Tbsp ghee or butter, 3 Tbsp coconut cream, salt and pepper to taste. METHOD: Cut the cauliflower into even-sized pieces and either steam or simmer until just tender (not soggy). Pop the cauliflower into a blender or food processor with the remaining ingredients. Blend until you reach a smooth mash.

Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.

About the Author: Susan is author of The JOYful Table cookbook containing gluten & grain free, and Paleo inspired recipes for good health and well being.