Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chicken in paprika sauce

This is so delicious and easy to make -- an excellent holiday buffet dish. I adapted the recipe a friend gave me at a holiday party.

Chicken in paprika sauce
3-4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin and cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper
2-3 tbl. olive oil
1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup or more)
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
2-3 tbl. paprika
10 oz. can condensed chicken broth
8 oz. white wine
1 cup sour cream
(noodles or spaetzle)
  • Saute chicken pieces in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Remove chicken to large bowl. In same pan, saute onion till soft and remove to bowl with chicken. Add olive oil as needed to saute. Saute mushrooms seasoned with salt and pepper in same pan and remove to bowl with chicken and onion.
  • Add paprika into bowl with chicken, onions and mushrooms and stir to coat.
  • Return to pan and stir in condensed chicken broth and wine.
  • Bring to simmer, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid and simmer on low heat until sauce is reduced slightly. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Allow to cool slightly and stir a little sauce into sour cream. Add sour cream to chicken and sauce in pan and stir thoroughly.
  • Heat as needed, but do not bring to boil or sour cream will curdle.
  • Serve over cooked noodles or spaetzle.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy holidays!

Our Pencil Box Club had a lovely holiday luncheon at Kathleen Z.'s on Wednesday with all the most luscious of comfort foods on a blustery December day.

Greek salad
Beef barley soup
Cheese straws
Rice pudding
Chocolate dipped shortbread cookies

We delivered our holiday donation of $72 to the LESA Backpacks for Kids project, and told LESA Administrative Assistant Judy Paulsen about our new Pencil Box Club Cookbook that also highlights LESA's Backpacks for Kids project (although the entire cost of the book goes to the manufacturer, Blurb.com). A paperback copy of the 38-page book is $12.95 plus shipping from Blurb.com. To order go here at Blurb.com. Click here to see a preview of the entire cookbook.