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Zippy Paprika Chicken Recipe

Zippy Paprika Chicken Recipe

“This has a completely unique flavor that has a hint of the classic Hungarian paprika chicken dish but with a modern twist,” says Jennifer Shaw of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Southwest marinade mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the paprika, marinade mix, salt and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and shake to coat; refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. Add the water, soy sauce and lemon juice to skillet; cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream until blended. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick Grill Mates Southwest Marinade seasoning packet.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 263 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 74436
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"We love this recipe! The smashed potatoes and roasted asparagus she serves with it are also very good."

slye10001000 User ID: 5787172 161659
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011 Edited Oct. 20, 2014

"This is so good. What I do, though, is use tequilla instead of water, some kosher salt instead of soy sauce, and lime juice instead of lemon juice. The recipe as written is excellent, too."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 93102
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Very good recipe."

annieb314 User ID: 1061317 161812
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"My family loves this recipe. It's a nice change from other crumb-coated chicken recipes that I prepare. Be sure to make the sour cream sauce to go with it. The combination of flavors is amazing!"

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