I love this paprika cream chicken. It’s quick and easy to make and full of flavour. It’s great served with rice, bread, potatoes or even over pasta if you wish. Then all you need is some veg on the side and dinner’s ready.
Although I love smoked paprika, I don’t use it here. I stick with the warm, earthy, unsmoked variety. If you want to add some heat to your meal then a little cayenne would be a good way to go, but I like this sauce just as it is.
My favourite way to serve this is with some seasonal veg and a good chunk of freshly baked bread to clean the plate with.
Golden chicken in a creamy, garlicky, paprika sauce. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time!
If you’re after other chicken recipes, which make ideal mid-week dinners, look no further:
- One Pan Chicken Tagine
- Piri Piri Chicken Traybake
- Sweet and Sour Leftover Chicken
- Sun Dried Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Chicken
Paprika Cream Chicken
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 8 large or 12 small chicken fillets (tenders)
- Salt and pepper
- ½ teaspoon mixed dried herbs such as oregano, basil, herbes de Provence etc
- 1 large clove garlic (finely sliced)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 200 ml (1 cup) chicken stock
- 100 ml (½ cup) single cream
- Seasoning to taste
- Pour 1½ tablespoons of the oil into a non-stick frying pan and place over a medium heat.
- Sprinkle the mixed herbs evenly over the chicken and season well.
- Pan-fry the fillets for 5-6 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Turn the heat down and add a dash more oil. Sprinkle the garlic and paprika over the chicken fillets then turn them once or twice to ensure the garlic and paprika are cooked through.
- Add the stock and allow it to bubble up, scraping the crispy bits of chicken from the bottom of the pan as it does. Now add the cream and stir gently. Simmer for a minute or two then check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Serve.
No stars for me..bland, bland, bland ,bland.
Sorry don’t know what all the fuss is about co.plete waste of time amd effort and I followed correctly..
Made this a while back and added spinach and a little cream cheese. Grown ups loved it, but I had to make two versions out of fear the kids wouldn’t like the paprika. I used the same recipe and swapped out the paprika for McCormicks Salt Free Red Pepper seasoning, added red pepper strips and spinach. Kids loved the red pepper version, dad and I loved the paprika version. Great recipe that allows for many variations while keeping it tasty! Thanks Anna!!
This recipe sounds yummy!
Made this recipe tonight, stumbled on it to use up some single cream. It was delicious and even my fussy eater husband really enjoyed it, one to be made again, (As good as it gets to say its good). Halved the ingredients as just for two, tasty but a bit sparse on sauce. So here comes the question – Would it still be as tasty if I used the full amount of stock and cream but still half the herbs and paprika?
Thanks for a great recipe
Great and easy recipe! It is my favorite recipes and you have put lot of ingredients. I really enjoyed it. Lovely Thanks.
Great recipe making for new 2020 hope my guests like it
A great base recipe. I did swap the chicken for pork slices and added red pepper that was mentioned by another user. A great quick mid week dinner which goes great with mash, roast potatoes or rice and side greens.
Added this to my recipe collection.
I had some chicken that needed to be cooked tonight, which is a Thursday and landed on this recipe. I know I like flavor so I opted to add a little more of my own seasoning blend. My sauce was really thin even though I used heavy cream so I added some cream cheese I also added fresh baby spinach. Mine wasn’t as red and pretty as the picture, but that’s mostly due to the heavy cream and the cream cheese, but WOWZA! I loved it!! Make sure you season to your liking and taste as you go! Knowing how picky my daughter and hubby are I made a second batch with McCormick’s “no salt” red pepper seasoning, garlic, red pepper, chicken broth, heavy cream and cream cheese. They both chose that one….. oh well, more paprika chicken for me! This recipe is a great stepping stone and easily adaptable to any liking. This one’s a winner!! Thanks Anna!!
I’m planning on making this tonight for friends. However I’m a bit nervous over using single cream as it can split easily. Can this recipe take double cream?
I used smoked paprika and marinaded the chicken with a bit of oil with it for 30 min before cooking- and then stuck with the recipie otherwise ! It was delicious! Served with roast potatoes and broccoli
Please can you give me a weight of chicken? I’d like to make this but I only have breast so need to know how much I’m driving up!
Also will this freeze ok? I’m only one person!
Just made it didn’t look like the picture but made it work
I googled recipes to use with leftover cream and this one caught my eye… I made it on Tuesday night and my husband would not stop talking about how amazing it was. He had what was left over on Wednesday (not much) and on Thursday he said he would like to make dinner…. He landed up cooking the same meal except he swapped out the rice for mash! It was terrific and he was so proud of himself as he has admitted he is not the best cook… this just goes to prove you don’t need to be a gourmet chef to make something tasty!
Thank you Anna!! You have inspired me but most importantly my husband!
How long will this keep in the fridge
A quick, easy and delicious recipe.When one doesn’t have enough time. I often add my recipes in it.
If you haven’t got cream would yogurt work or a tin of coconut milk? Thanks
A family favourite for us! We love it with cous cous and steamed green veg!
That sounds gorgeous. I’m glad your family all like it. I love it when I find a recipe everyone eats with no complaints 😉
Just made this for our evening meal. So quick, easy and delicious. I used sweet smoked paprika (La Chinata) and served it with rice and veg. Will definitely make this again,.
This sounds really good. I can’t wait to try it.
It IS really good. I’m sure you’ll love it.
I know I’m probably the minority but my family found it bland… I make a similar dish that includes tarragon, lemon and sun dried tomatoes and may be i was missing the powerful flavour punch that dish gives…disappointing sorry.
This was so lovely, we have done it with roast potatoes when we have time to spare and nice buttered bread when we are in a hurry, always with some green veg.
Hi Stacey. I’m glad you loved it x
Just made this today! Not a bad recipe but you do have to taste as you go along and add some flavour yourself as this dish tasted quite bland. My sauce was very watery so I added cheese to thicken it up. I served it with pasta.
Definitely doesn’t look like the photo but still tastes good.
Did you use Sweet Paprika or regular paprika; the regular is very hot whereas the former is used on deviled eggs, pretty but no heat.
Hi Karin. I use sweet. I wouldn’t use the hot as i’m not sure it would go well with the recipe x
Karin J Fisk
I’m in low carb heaven! I can smell this through the screen and can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome! I agree – it’s a great low carb recipe. I love it with a big pile of green veg on the side!
What is single cream?
Hi Tammy. If you’re in America you could either use use Half-and-half or one part milk to one and a half parts heavy cream. I hope you love the recipe x
Delicious, added a diced red pepper into the sauce, which did need some thickening but very tasty with green beans and croquette potatoes. Yum
The red pepper is a great idea. I’m glad you liked it x
I added tiny tomatoes and mushrooms. And much much more garlic!!no extra salt or oil. It’s delicious
The additions sound gorgeous. I’m glad you liked it!
Try half and half or whipping cream thinned with a little milk.
Great idea Phyllis. That should work well!
I want to make this, but where can I get single cream in the USA.