Paprika chicken

Tender pieces of chicken in a fragrant creamy sauce, this slow- cooker paprika chicken served with creamy mash is the embodiment of comfort food.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 4 hrs cooking
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  • ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 chicken thigh cutlets (1.6kg), skin removed
  • 1 medium onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 1 large green capsicum (bell pepper) (350g), chopped finely
  • ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • ⅓ cup (80g) crème fraîche
  • fresh micro herbs, to serve (optional)


Paprika chicken
  • 1
    Place flour in a large bowl; season.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker on sear (HIGH) setting. Coat chicken in flour; shake off excess. Cook chicken, in batches, for 5 minutes on each side or until browned all over. Remove from cooker.
  • 3
    Add onion, capsicum, chilli and paprika to cooker; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables soften. Add paste and the water; stir to combine. Return chicken to cooker. Cook, covered, on low, for 4 hours. Transfer chicken to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 4
    Stir crème fraîche into cooker. Increase heat to reduce setting (on HIGH); simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season to taste. Return chicken to cooker; coat in sauce.
  • 5
    Serve chicken with sauce, sprinkled with micro herbs, if you like.


Serve with cooked egg noodles, pasta or mashed potato

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