30-Minute Chicken Paprikash
Chicken paprikash is a classic Hungarian stew in which chicken is braised with lots of sweet paprika, tomatoes, and sour cream. It’s a simple dish with robust flavor, but one that takes time to produce well. We wondered if it was feasible to produce a “quick” rendition.
Why This Recipe Works
In search of a shortcut that could put the classic chicken paprikash recipe on the table in 30 minutes, we gave the chicken a head start by precooking it in the microwave. After trying a variety of powers and cooking times, we found the power and time combination that gave us what we were looking for: halfway cooked chicken that cooked through in the braising liquid in about 10 minutes. For the chicken itself, we most liked boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which were packed with flavor and had a very moist texture, for our chicken paprikash recipe.