Chicken Paprikash

serves 8

3 lbs. chicken thighs, legs or breast

salt and pepper

2 tsp olive oil

1 lg. yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 TB sweet paprika

3 TB flour

1 3/4 cup chicken broth

1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice

1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt

cooked egg noodles for serving

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In large pot, heat oil over med-high heat. Place the chicken pieces in the pan, skin side down (if using thighs or legs) and cook until browned, about 6 min (time will be shorter if using breast). Flip and cook other side until browned. Transfer to a plate.

Discard all but 1 TB of fat from pot and lower heat to med. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it begins to soften, about 2 min. Add garlic and continue to cook, about 3 min. more. 

Stir in paprika and flour, season with salt and pepper, and stir constantly until the mixture is fragrant and begins to stick, about 1 min.

Stir in broth a bit at a time, whisking until smooth. Add tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Return chicken to the pot. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 20 min. Prepare noodles while chicken is cooking.

Remove chicken pieces to a cutting board and shred, removing skin and bones if necessary. Stir shredded chicken back into the pot. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream or yogurt. Serve warm over egg noodles.

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