Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stir Fried Chicken Paprikash

I inherited an amazing Pampered Chef wok from my mom when my parents moved into their RV and I LOVE it.  I'm a big fan of throwing veggies, a protein, and a few seasonings into a pan and stir frying them and this wok makes it so easy!  Plus, the whole time I cook I sing "I'll stir fry you in my WOK" from Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys - haha!!

This recipe was EASY and it is so delicious!  It's an under 30 minutes meal!

Stir-Fried Chicken Paprikash
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced across the grain 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, 1 tablespoon sherry, the garlic, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in 2 teaspoons oil.

In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth and the remaining 1 tablespoon sherry. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch until dissolved.

Heat a 14-inch, flat-bottomed wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes upon contact. Swirl in 1 tablespoon oil. Add the chicken mixture, spread in a single layer and cook undisturbed for 1 minute. Using a metal spatula, stir-fry until the chicken begins to brown, about 1 minute; transfer to a plate.

Lower the heat to medium and swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the onion and bell pepper; season with salt and stir-fry until softened, about 1 minute. 

Add the paprika, return the chicken and any juices to the wok, increase the heat to high and stir-fry until just combined. Swirl in the broth mixture and stir-fry until the chicken is just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and parsley.


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