Simple Smoked Paprika & Garlic Creamy Chicken

Sunday, 15 December 2019

I haven't done many foody posts on my blog, and that's something I really want to change. Don't get me wrong, you won't see me whipping up any michelin star meals anytime soon, but I do want to start sharing quick, easy, tasty - not to mention, ***relatively*** healthy - meals for busy parents or people who just don't want to spend hours cooking. In this post, I'm going to be sharing one of my recent favourites - smoked paprika & garlic creamy chicken. This meal is incredibly versatile and can be served with both rice and pasta.

Prep time: 10 minutes > cooking time: 20 minutes.

You will need (serves one):
200g diced chicken
2tb spoons of smoked paprika
Juice of half a (small) lemon
100g garlic & herb soft cheese
Half a clove of garlic (I use half a teaspoon of easy garlic because I'm v v lazy)
Pinch of salt & pepper
Rice or pasta

Preheat your oven to 200c.

Put your diced chicken in an oven proof dish. Pour in the juice of half a lemon, the smoked paprika (you add more or less depending how "smoky" you want it), the garlic and a pinch of salt & pepper. Mix all the ingredients together until the chicken is fully coated. Place it in the oven for 7 minutes.

Remove the mixture and add in the garlic & herb soft cheese. Mix the soft cheese in with the chicken until it becomes a soup-like consistency. At this point you want to assess whether you want to add more smoked paprika and garlic (I usually always add more of both). Return to the oven for 13 more minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and serve with rice or pasta.

The beauty of the meal is that it's so, so simple and you can customise it to your liking. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can add chilli powder or chilli flakes. You can add onions if you like. You can make it as smoky or glaric-y as you like by simply adding more in.

If you're cooking for two, simply double the ingredients, and likewise if you're cooking for three, four people etc.

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