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Chicken paprika with noodles

8
6
6
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This creamy, Hungarian comfort food favorite is a cinch to make. The trick is to put everything in the pot and let it cook slowly and finish with sour cream at the end. Just be sure to whisk the water and flour together until the flour is completely dissolved and there’s no clumps so you’ll end with a smooth sauce. Here, we’ve added cabbage to turn this stove top dish into a complete meal. You can use a package of shredded cabbage from your produce section to shave several minutes off of the prep time. For more intense flavor, use hot or smoked paprika.

Ingredients

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1½ pound(s), cut into large chunks

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, chopped

fresh tomato(es)

1 large, chopped

canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

table salt

1 tsp, or more to taste

paprika

1 Tbsp, sweet-variety

uncooked linguini

8 oz, broken into 3-in pieces

cooked green cabbage

3 cup(s), shredded, shredded

all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

water

2 Tbsp

reduced-fat sour cream

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken, onion, tomato, broth, salt and paprika in a heavy pot; bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat. Cook, partially covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. While chicken mixture is cooking, cook noodles according to package directions. Add cabbage to noodle pot about 5 minutes before noodles will be done cooking so they can boil together; drain.
  3. When chicken is cooked through, combine flour with 2 tablespoons water until it forms a paste; add about 3/4 cup cooking liquid to flour mixture bowl and mix well. Stir flour mixture into chicken mixture and simmer until liquid thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
  4. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over noodle mixture. Yields about 2/3 cup chicken and 2/3 cup noodles/cabbage per serving.

Notes

For more intense flavor, use hot or smoked paprika.

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